“Sharpe Drive Solar
Master Plan Application

You are hereby notified that the Cranston City Plan Commission will meet to review the Master Plan application for a proposed major land development for a solar project entitled “Sharpe Drive Solar.”  This public informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers of Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI.

The subject parcel is located off Sharpe Drive with access through an existing gravel road at the end of Ross Simons Drive on Assessor’s Plat 13, Lot 47.  The property owner is the Pawtuxet River Authority, and the applicant is Sharpe Solar, LLC, 117 Metro Center Boulevard, Suite 1007, Warwick, RI 02886.  The property is zoned M-2 Industrial.

The proposed solar project will occupy 2.4 acres of a 50-acre parcel adjacent to the Pawtuxet River.  The applicant proposes to develop, install, and operate a .4-megawatt (ac) ground mounted solar photovoltaic system.  The parcel previously hosted greenhouse structures that have been removed.

The proposed major land development project is a use allowed by-right within the Cranston Zoning Code and is consistent with the goals and policies of the Cranston Comprehensive Plan.    

As a neighbor, you are invited to attend this public informational meeting at which time, plans will be presented for public comment and City Plan Commission review.  The application may be reviewed prior to the meeting in the Planning Department, Room 309, Cranston City Hall, during regular office hours, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Pursuant to the Cranston Subdivision and Land Development Regulations, the proposed plan may be revised by the City Plan Commission as a result of further study or because of views expressed at this meeting.  Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired should contact the Planning Department at 461-1000 ext. 3136, seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting date.

Michael Smith

Jason M. Pezzullo, AICP
Planning Director




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