Public Hearings

December 16, 2021

The Caroline County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the following requests:

RZ-08-2021 – Monticello Manor Associates, LLC, Owner / Ladder Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Rezoning from M-1 Industrial (no specified density) to RP, Rural Preservation (density of one dwelling unit per 10 acres of land) on Tax Map 55-A-93 consisting of 78 acres, more or less. This property is located on the west side of Route 640 (Industrial Drive) south of its intersection with Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation/Flood Plain. Proposed Use: Minor Solar Energy Project.

SPEX-12-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc, and Monticello Manor Associates, LLC, Owner(s) / Ladder Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23.9. The purpose of this special exception request is to modify Section 8.V.7 of Article XV and Section 23.9.11 of Article XV, to allow a minor solar energy project within an area in an identified 100-year flood plain. This project includes tax map #55-A-92 and 55-A-93 consisting of 161.2 acres, more or less. This property is located on the west side of Route 640 (Industrial Drive) south of its intersection with Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation/Flood Plain.

SPEX-13-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc, and Monticello Manor Associates, LLC, Owner(s) / Ladder Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 8.V.2. The purpose of this special exception request is to modify Section 8.V.2(a) of Article XV, to allow a minor solar energy project to be located within ½ mile of a designated growth area (Bowling Green/Milford Community Plan) as identified in the Caroline Comprehensive Plan. This project includes tax map #55-A-92 and 55-A-93 consisting of 161.2 acres, more or less. This property is located on the west side of Route 640 (Industrial Drive) south of its intersection with Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation/Flood Plain.

SPEX-14-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc, and Monticello Manor Associates, LLC, Owner(s) / Ladder Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV, Section 5.40 (Minor Solar Energy Project) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map numbers 55-A-92 and 55-A-93 consisting 161.2 acres, more or less. This property is located on the west side of Route 640 (Industrial Drive) south its intersection with Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation/Flood Plain. Proposed Use: Minor Energy Project (8 Mw)

SPEX-16-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc., Owner / Woodford Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23.9. The purpose of this special exception request is to modify Section 8.V.7 of Article XV and Section 23.9.11 of Article XV, to allow a minor solar energy project within an area in an identified 100-year flood plain. This project includes tax map #28-A-32 consisting of 348.5 acres, more or less. This property is located on Route 626 (Woodford Road), at its intersection with Route 638 (South River Road), Port Royal Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Agricultural Preservation/Flood Plain.

SPEX-17-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc., Owner / Woodford Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV, Section 5.40 (Minor Solar Energy Project) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map numbers 28-A-32 consisting of 348.5 acres, more or less. This property is located on Route 626 (Woodford Road), at its intersection with Route 638 (South River Road), Port Royal Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Agricultural Preservation/Flood Plain. Proposed Use: Minor Solar Energy Facility (15 Mw).

Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above are hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above applications are on file in the Department of Planning & Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427.

Michael A. Finchum

Director of Planning & Community Development