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Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Silver 2019 / Gold 2020
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV
Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems
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Alexandria’s Major Environmental Achievements since Adoption of the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (2009 – 2017)
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