The Coconino County zoning ordinance was updated in June 2022 to include Section 3.19 Utility Scale Renewable Energy Systems to establish a process, rules, and standards for the construction, siting and operation of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Systems (Coconino County 2022). The Project will comply with the requirements of this zoning ordinance and describe all requested information in the project’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application.
The Coconino County Renewable Energy Ordinance requires a visual resource overview and simulations. The preliminary visual assessment for the Project identified existing visual resources within 10 miles of the proposed project. Scenic simulations illustrate the proposed facility including wind turbines, structures, substations, overhead transmission lines, and equipment facilities. The photos’ locations, determined in coordination with the Coconino County planning staff, are identified and labeled on a map demonstrating the visual line of sight from the resource to the facility.
Facility lighting, such as safety lighting at the operations and maintenance building and substation control building, will be designed in compliance with Coconino County Zoning Ordinance lighting performance standards.
RWE will submit an application for a Conditional Use Permit from Coconino County.
CUP Application Materials (to be posted here when available)
- CUP Application and Exhibits
- County Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Supervisors Hearing Dates
The Coconino Planning and Zoning Commission typically meets in the First Floor Meeting Room at the Coconino County Administration Building, 219 East Cherry Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona. However, these meetings are currently occurring in a virtual format as related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Coconino County Community Development Department can be contacted at 928-679-8850 if you have questions about their public hearing process.