The Kuna Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday night approved a 220-acre solar farm at at the southeast corner of the Cloverdale and Barker roads intersection.
The project is part of Boise City Solar’s planned 582-acre photovoltaic solar facility. The developer had to submit two separate applications because the project spans two jurisdictions — 220 acres is within Kuna city limits and 362 acres is in unincorporated Ada County.
Ada County holds a hearing on its application 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St. in Boise.
The solar farm was to be built on land owned by the city of Boise at the southern terminus of Cloverdale Road, but the developer decided to relocate the project .
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According to Boise Public Works, the plans for a solar plant on the city’s farm were terminated due to “insurmountable” issues connecting to transmission lines. The new location, about three miles north of the city’s property, is closer to transmission lines.