TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — A community solar company proposing a project in the village of Fort Johnson has been working with neighbors to mitigate potential visual impacts to ensure all parties impacted are on board with the project.
Representatives of Cypress Creek Renewables presented to the town of Amsterdam Planning Board this week an update to their plans to mitigate visual impacts for their proposed 5 megawatt community scale solar project. Concerns were raised by neighbors to the property, other Fort Johnson residents and planning members about the project and its potential visual impacts during a public hearing in December. Since then they have been addressed by the project’s representatives to ensure all are on board or okay with their proposed plans.
The project will be located in Fort Johnson on Route 67 called Finney Solar, on property leased by James and Sue Simek. The existing driveway on Route 67 to the land will be used as the entrance way to the proposed project and the existing trees planted around the entrance will help obstruct its view, as well as its setback. Along Route 67 there is also existing vegetation that will block the project from view.