PUBLIC HEARING Record Number: 217-22-000152-PLNG & 217-22-000153-PLNG

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Crook County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 4:00 p.m. August 10, 2022 in the Crook County Meeting Room, 320 NE Court Street, Prineville, Oregon, to consider the following: Record Number: 217-22-000152-PLNG & 217-22-000153-PLNG, a hearing before the Crook County Planning Commission for a conditional use permit and comprehensive plan amendment to operate a commercial energy facility, submitted by Applicant: Brian Walsh, Property Owners: Kevin Spencer, Steve and Stephanie Cristensen, Bill Phillips and Doug McGee; map/tax lots: 1615000000800, 1615000002300, 1615000002800, 1615000002301, 1615000002400. The request is for a modification to the approved 320 acre Empire Solar Facility (216-16-000373-PLNG), to expand the footprint from 528 acres to 1,553 acres, increasing generating capacity from 56 megawatts to 103 megawatts, and add an optional 103 megawatt battery energy storage system. The hearing is subject to review under Crook County Code, Title 18, Chapter 16, Chapter 160, Chapter 161, Crook County Comprehensive Plan, Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes. A notice of public hearing and location maps are being mailed to all affected property owners, and to the appropriate entities and public agencies at least 20 days prior to the Planning Commission hearing. The hearing is being held pursuant to Crook County Code 18.172. Written testimony may be submitted to the Crook County Community Development Department, 300 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, prior to 4:00 p.m. on August 3, 2022 or by email ( or submitted at the hearing. The application, copies of submitted materials, and testimony are available by calling the planning department at 541-447-3211 or emailing us at Documents are also available on the planning commission’s website at no cost: Hard copies may be provided as well in accordance with the planning departments fee schedule. A copy of the staff report will also be available at the above link seven (7) days prior to the hearing at no cost, with hard copies available as well in accordance with the planning departments fee schedule. Crook County encourages persons with disabilities to participate in all programs and activities. This event/location is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodations to make participation possible, please call (541)447-3211. Crook County will be holding this hearing by WebEx conference call. People may participate by calling the following number: +1-408-418-9388, 25535134679 ## United States Toll Meeting number (access code): 2552 295 9326 Meeting password: MKvh7tgQ2M2 Attendee ID: press # Published: July 19, 2022 PCO250231

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Publication: Prineville Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2022/07/19

End Date: 2022/07/19

Owner: Crook Co. Community Development


County: Crook