Public Hearings

October 28, 2021

The Caroline County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the following requests:

SPEX-09-2021 – Mitchell, Barbara; Dove, Jeffrey; Engel Farms, Inc.; Schermerhorn, Natalie, Owners; Frog Solar Center, LLC Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23.6 (Solar Energy Overlay District, General District Standards). The purpose of this special exception request is to modify standard 23.6.2 of Article XV, Section 23 to allow a major solar energy project to be located within ½ mile of a designated growth area as identified in the Caroline Comprehensive Plan. This project includes tax map #102-A-86; 102-A-87; 102-A-89; 103-A-13; 103-A-14, 103-A-21; 103-A-50; 103-A-51; 103-A-52; 103-A-53; 103-A-55; 103-A-56; 103-A-57; 103-A-58; 103-A-59; 109-A-3; 109-A-49A; consisting of 914 acres, more or less. This property is primarily located south of Route 600 (Frog Level Road), west of Route 601 (Edgar Road) and north of Route 694 (Courtney Road), Reedy Church Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as being within the Dawn Land Use Plan as Rural Preservation and Village Conservation.

SPEX-10-2021 – Mitchell, Barbara; Dove, Jeffrey; Engel Farms, Inc.; Schermerhorn, Natalie, Owners; Frog Solar Center, LLC Applicant:: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23, Solar Energy Overlay District of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map #102-A-86; 102-A-87; 102-A-89; 103-A-13; 103-A-14, 103-A-21; 103-A-50; 103-A-51; 103-A-52; 103-A-53; 103-A-55; 103-A-56; 103-A-57; 103-A-58; 103-A-59; 109-A-3; 109-A-49A; consisting 914 acres, more or less. This property is primarily located south of Route 600 (Frog Level Road), west of Route 601 (Edgar Road) and north of Route 694 (Courtney Road), Reedy Church Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as being within the Dawn Land Use Plan as Rural Preservation and Village Conservation. Proposed Use: Major Solar Energy Project (71 MW).

SPEX-12-2021 – 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 at 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).

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-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)

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