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JCC Planning Commission to Hear Proposal for Possible New Solar Farm on Racefield Drive

The James City County Planning Commission will hear a proposal for a solar farm on Racefield Drive. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County (JCC) Planning Commission will hear a proposal for a new solar farm on Racefield Drive during its Wednesday, Feb. 2 meeting.

Brendan Grajewski of Hexagon Energy, LLC, applied for a special use permit (SUP) for a three-megawatt (MW) solar farm located at 360 Racefield Dr.

If approved, the proposed solar farm will be developed on 26 acres of the total 65.26 acres and would connect to the existing utility line using an on-site, pad-mounted switchgear, according to the project’s staff report.

The proposed 26-acre solar farm site is currently used as active farmland.

Grajewski has also applied for an Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD) withdrawal request of 26 acres on behalf of the owners of the property to allow for the submittal of the SUP for the solar farm.

The Planning Commission meeting will take place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the County Government Center Board Room, 101 Mounts Bay Rd.

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