Corcoran II Substation

Substation view from CR 116

Overview

Wright Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WHE) is requesting approval of a final plat to create one lot and one out-lot located at the northeast corner of County Road 116 and Larkin Road. WHE proposes to build a new electric substation suitable to serve the increased demand in the Corcoran area. 

April Update

On April April 28, 2022, Council conditionally approved the preliminary plat, site plan and administrative permit for Corcoran Substation II. The condition of this approval requires the applicant to provide the City with proof they have secured title to the property. The Council also revised the Commission's landscaping recommendations to exclude a monument sign and require berms and trees to 80 percent capacity within 3-5 years.

On April 7, 2022, the Planning Commission reviewed the screening of the site, at the direction of the Council. The Commission recommended that the applicant work with the City to use part of the park land to allow constriction of a berm with more landscaping across that common lot lin. Specifically, the Commission recommended that the applicant include the following landscaping items: a berm of the west side of the substation; provide a double row of trees on the west and north side of the substation; provide larger trees than required, preferably some spaded trees; provide a chain link fence with slats; and provide a monument sign with landscaping to identify the substation.

March Update

On March 24, 2022 the City Council reviewed the item and voted to bring the item back to the Planning Commission to receive feedback specific to the screening of the site. The City Council discussed the proposed fence/landscaping but also discussed the use of a solid wall. 

Upcoming Meetings

August 11 Council Meeting

Previous Meetings

April 28 Council Meeting
April 14 Council Meeting
April 7 Planning Commission
March 24 Council Meeting
March 3 Planning Commission
Feb 17 Parks and Trails Commission Meeting
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