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Jordan Creek wind farm gains momentum in Warren County, Indiana

The Warren County, IN Board of Zoning Appeals is moving forward with plans for a proposed wind farm. A special exception was approved Monday night.

The board approved a special exception Monday night.
The Jordan Creek Wind Farm includes 150 turbines, stretching over 27,000 acres of private land. The proposed project comes with a price tag of $350 million, according to documents in the zoning office.

Orion Renewable Energy Group is the company behind the proposal. The groups has met with local zoning officials four times since October.

Those in favor of the wind farm say it would drive economic development in the county, while those against it say there’s too many negative effects on health and property values.

The board voted 3-2 that the wind turbines would pose no substantial impact on public health or safety. Two members, Marty Blessing and Scott Mathis voted against it.

Landowners in opposition of the proposal will have the chance to appeal the vote in Circuit Court.

94.1 WGFA