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Shevawn Romine
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Username: Sromin

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 10:12 am:   

Are big wind turbines allowed in Frisco city limits backyards? I am in Redbud Estates (on 380) and I could not believe my eyes when I went out back yesterday and one had been installed. The spinning catches your eye no matter how you try to ignore it. Very unsightly for a neighborhood. Please advise.
 

Scott Ingalls, Zoning & Subdivision Admi
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Username: Scott_ingalls

Post Number: 500
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 01:33 pm:   

Shevawn,

Wind turbines are allowed per the City's codes and ordinances. They are limited to a height of 40 feet and must be setback from all property lines a distance equal to their height.

Scott Ingalls
Development Coordinator
 

Randall Warren
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Username: Swtiques

Post Number: 24
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 12:11 pm:   

Scott...Can you send me a link to the city ordinance for wind turbines in residents back yards? Is the only rule that it cannot be taller than 40' and setback from your property line no closer than the height?
 

Scott Ingalls, Zoning & Subdivision Admi
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Username: Scott_ingalls

Post Number: 507
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 09:09 am:   

Randall,

There is no specific ordinance that addresses wind turbines. They are considered a structure under the Building Code and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. As such they are limited to the maximum height allowed in any specific zoning district and are required to meet the setback of one foot for every foot of height. This is to insure that if the wind turbine should fall it will only fall on the site and not on adjacent properties.

Scott Ingalls
Development Coordinator

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