City of Coolidge
Arizona

Ordinance
2837

Ordinance No. 18-16; an Ordinance of the City of Coolidge, Arizona, Amending Sections 302, 501(C) AND 702(D) of the Zoning Code to Add the Definition of Solar Farm and to Allow Solar Farm as a Conditionally Permitted Use in the Agricultural (AG) and General Industrial (I-2) Zoning Districts.

Information

Department:Development Services DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Amendment

Attachments

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  2. ORD 18-16 Zoning Code Amendment - Solar Farm (00027997xEC0B8) (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. 18-05-14 Staff Report-ZC Section 302 Solar Farm

Body

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Mayor and City Council approve the proposed amendments to the Zoning Code.

 

DISCUSSION

Due to advances in solar technology and increased interest in locating these kinds of large scale facilities within the City of Coolidge, staff determined it necessary to define the use of Solar Farm within the Zoning Code.  Adding this definition to the Zoning Code will allow the City to specify which Zoning Districts will allow the use and the conditions under which development of said use can occur.

 

Section 302 of the City of Coolidge Zoning Code is amended by adding the following definition alphabetically to the list of definitions:

 

Solar Farm: An installation or area of land in which a large number of solar panels are set up in order to generate electricity for use, sale, and/or transmission to sites or entities beyond the immediate site of the generating facility.

 

Section 501(C) is amended by adding Solar Farm in alpha-numeric order to the list of conditionally permitted uses in the Agriculture Zone (AG) to read as follows:

 

              C.  Conditionally permitted uses

10.   Solar Farm             

 

Section 702(D) is amended by adding Solar Farm in alpha-numeric order to the list of conditionally permitted uses in the General Industrial (I-2) to read as follows:

 

              D.  Conditionally permitted uses

21.   Solar Farm             

 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed unanimously with this change and at their June 6, 2018 meeting, recommended approval of the proposed changes to the code. 

 

FISCAL IMPACT

None.

Meeting History

Aug 13, 2018 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

D.S. Director Lopez advised Council of Ordinance No. 18-16; which amends Sections 302, 501(C), and 702(D) of the Zoning Code to add the definition of solar farms and to allow solar farms as a conditionally permitted use in Agricultural (AG) and General Industrial (I-2) zoning districts. There was discussion.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jimmy Walker, Councilmember
SECONDER:Steve Hudson, Councilmember
AYES:Jon Thompson, Jacque Hendrie-Henry, Jimmy Walker, Steve Hudson, Rob Hudelson, Tatiana Murrieta, Joseph Marsh