Corneils Road Solar, LLC - Nexamp Solar Farm (Annexation, Rezone, and Special Use)

Case Number: PZC 2024-05

Proposed Project

126612 Corneils Road Solar, LLC, petitioner, on behalf of Gary L. and Betty S. Bennett, owners, has filed applications with the United City of Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois, requesting annexation, rezoning classification, and special use authorization. The real property is generally located immediately north of Corneils Road, approximately 1,700 feet east of Beecher Road, and approximately 4,300 feet west of IL. Route 47 (N. Bridge Street) consisting of 94 acres. The petitioner is requesting rezoning approval from R-1 Single-Family Suburban Residential District to A-1 Agricultural District (contingent on approval of annexation by the City Council). The petitioner is also requesting special use permit approval in pursuant to Section 10-8-5 of the Yorkville City Code for a solar farm.

Proposed Location

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Documents

Application Submittals includes the following:

  1. Application for Annexation, as prepared by 126612 Corneils Road Solar, LLC
  2. Application for Special Use, as prepared by 126612 Corneils Road Solar, LLC
  3. List of Property Owners within 500 feet of subject parcel
  4. Cover Letter of Project Narrative/System Design Summary dated December 3, 2023, as prepared by Nexamp
  5. Decommissioning Plan Narrative, as prepared by Nexamp
  6. ALTA Survey/NSPS Land Title Survey dated 11/23/2022, as prepared by Atwell Group
  7. Legal Description dated December 6, 2023, as prepared by Atwell Group
  8. Special Use Application Plans dated last revised 12/10/23, as prepared by Atwell Group and submitted by Nexamp
  9. Property Aerial dated 12/06/23, as prepared by Nexamp
  10. Standard Agreement for Interconnection with ComEd, as submitted by Nexamp
  11. Electrical Diagram dated 07/03/2023, as submitted by Nexamp
  12. Manufactures Cut Sheets, as submitted by Nexamp
  13. Glare Study dated December 14, 2023 prepared by Forge Solar
  14. Vegetation Management Plan for Solar Sites Utilizing Native Vegetation, as prepared by Natural Resource Services 

Additional Documents:

Letter from Illinois Department of Agriculture dated December 5, 2023

Public Hearings

The rezoning, special use and variance public hearings are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the United City of Yorkville, City Hall, located at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.  Remote attendance will also be available via Zoom. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given opportunity to be heard.  Any written comments should be addressed to the United City of Yorkville Community Development Department, City Hall, 651 Prairie Pointe Drive, Yorkville Illinois, and will be accepted up to the date of the public hearing.

The annexation public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the United City of Yorkville, City Hall, located at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.  Remote attendance will also be available via Zoom. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given opportunity to be heard.  Any written comments should be addressed to the United City of Yorkville Community Development Department, City Hall, 651 Prairie Pointe Drive, Yorkville Illinois, and will be accepted up to the date of the public hearing.

Additional Information

For further information, contact the Community Development Department 630-553-8573 and request to speak to the project’s staff lead.