P & Z looks at amendments for nuclear plant proposal
The fate of a proposed nuclear power plant in Elmore County remained in limbo as members of Mountain Home's planning and zoning commission debated conflicting rezoning issues at a commission meeting Aug. 5.
The meeting focused on a July 6 letter from the Elmore County Board of Commissioners, which unanimously voted in June to hold off on approving a zoning amendment application from Alternate Energy Holdings Inc.
According to the letter, the application submitted from AEHI conflicts with the county's comprehensive plan, which outlines all housing, industrial, business and agricultural development in Elmore County. These conflicts ultimately affect the proposal to rezone 1,280 acres of agricultural land near the city of Hammett into a heavy industrial zone.
According to the letter, the county commissioners said AEHI's application conflicts with the comprehensive plan, prompting them to submit the application to the city's planning and zoning commission to have this group write proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan. Once amended, the county commissioners would again consider AEHI's application to rezone the land pursuant to Idaho zoning codes.
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