Township adds solar energy zoning
By Laura KrepsAugusta Township in Washtenaw County recently adopted a comprehensive large solar energy ordinance to accommodate the Sugar Creek Solar Farm. The proposed solar farm is located on approximately 644 acres of land that has recently been rezoned to light industrial for large solar energy facility development. The township board adopted text and map amendments and the planning commission approved a special land use permit. The township expects the applicant to file an application for site plan review later this year.Solar energy representatives have contacted other CWA clients in southeast Michigan to explore possible sites. Contact us for more information on formulating a solar energy ordinance.