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Wind farm proposal to go before county board  

Credit:  By Melissa Erickson, Staff Writer | Ames Tribune | November 02, 2013 | amestrib.com ~~

Applications for two proposed wind farms will go before the Story County Board of Adjustments at its meeting Wednesday.

Optimum Renewables LLC of Des Moines is proposing the first wind farm, Optimum One, consisting of three utility scale turbines, to be built approximately one mile southwest of Huxley, according to the company’s application. The second farm, Optimum Two, consisting of four turbines, is proposed to be built between Ames and Nevada.

Three of the turbines would be between Lincoln Highway and U.S. Highway 30, and the fourth would be south of Highway 30.

According to the applications, the hub height of each turbine would be approximately 302 feet, with a rotor diameter of 380 feet. The total height of each structure would be 492 feet.

Optimum One would be built on a 160 acre site that is currently used for crop production. Optimum Two would be built on 200 acres of land currently used for crop production, according to their respective applications.

The Story County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for these applications at its Oct. 7 meeting.

Optimum Wind is also proposing a third wind farm, Optimum Three, consisting of one turbine, to be built northeast of Nevada. The application for the conditional use permit for this project will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission at its Nov. 4 meeting.

The turbine would be the same size as those of Optimum One and Two, and would be built on a 75 acre area that is currently used for agricultural row crop production, according to the application.

According to the applications for each projects, Optimum Renewables mailed notification letters to surrounding property owners before the respective Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

If each application is approved by the Board of Adjustments, Optimum Renewables will then need to apply for zoning permits for each turbine, according to Story County Development Director for Planning and Development Leanne Harter.

Source:  By Melissa Erickson, Staff Writer | Ames Tribune | November 02, 2013 | amestrib.com

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