August 9, 2022

NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE BROADLEA ROAD AND VIVIAN LANE SOLAR FARM PROJECT

NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE BROADLEA ROAD AND VIVIAN LANE SOLAR FARM PROJECT, INVOLVING SITE PLAN, SPECIAL PERMIT, AND AREA VARIANCE APPLICATIONS

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, the 18th day of August, 2022, at 7:30pm, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, there will be a Joint Public Hearing conducted by Town of Goshen Planning Board and the Town of Goshen Town Board, at Goshen Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, New York 10924, to provide an opportunity for public comment on the special permit application and site plan application for the Broadlea Road and Vivian Lane Solar proposed solar facility.  The Applicant, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., proposes to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar facility, on properties located within the Town of Goshen, as shown on the Tax Map thereof as Section 9, Block 1, Lots 4, 5.21, 5.22, 5.23 and 6.2, and two properties within the Town of Chester, as shown on the Tax Map thereof as Section 2, Block 2, Lots 12 and 20.  Said property consists of approximately 297.2 +/- acres and is located along Broadlea Road in the Town of Goshen, and Vivian Lane and Ridgefield Drive in the Town of Chester.  The properties in the Town of Goshen are located within the Rural (RU) District with AQ-3, Scenic Road Corridor, Stream Corridor & Reservoir Watershed, and Floodplain & Ponding Area Overlay Districts.  This application requires a special use permit from the Town Board and site plan approval from the Planning Board.  The Applicant has also requested several area variances from the setbacks and fencing regulations applicable to the property from the Zoning Board of Appeals.  This matter has been classified as a Type I action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), and the Town of Goshen Planning Board is serving as the Lead Agency.