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File #: AR CM2 19-00124    Version: Name:
Type: Planning Case Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: An appeal of City Planning Commission's denial of the Maizeland & Murray CMRS development plan to allow modification of an existing 99'-3" monopole tower located northeast of Constitution Avenue and Avondale Circle, and addressed as 2499 Avondale Drive. (Quasi-Judicial) Related Files: AR CM2 19-00124 Presenter: Meggan Herington, Assistant Director, Planning and Community Development Peter Wysocki, Director Planning and Community Development
Indexes: Appeals
Attachments: 1. Powerpoint for CMRS - COL02266 Maizeland & Murray Appeal, 2. EXHIBIT 1_Appeal Request_Vertical Bridge, 3. EXHIBIT 2_FCC-14-153 - Sections on 6409, 4. EXHIBIT 3_Vertical Bridge_DP_letter, 5. Response to the October 24th Kimley Horn Exhibit related to the Homestead Trail Cell Tower Development Plan, 6. CC_PowerPoint_Maddocks, 7. CC_Maddocks_Federal Law under the Spectrum Act and how it relates to the Homestead Trail Cell Tower, 8. CONTINUANCE REQUEST, 9. CPC Staff Report CMRS APPEAL MAIZELAND & MURRAY, 10. FIGURE 1 SITE PLAN, 11. FIGURE 2 APPEAL LETTER, 12. FIGURE 3 PROJECT STATEMENT, 13. FIGURE 4 LAND USES, 14. FIGURE 5 NEIGHBORHOOD COMMENTS, 15. FIGURE 6 RESPONSE LETTER TO NEIGHBORHOOD, 16. FIGURE 7 REVISED PROJECT STATEMENT, 17. FIGURE 8 FCC Radio Emission Safety Guide, 18. FIGURE 9 FCC Radio Frequency and Human Exposure, 19. FIGURE 10 NEIR LETTER, 20. FIGURE 11 PHOTO SIMULATIONS, 21. FIGURE 12 STRUCTURAL DOCUMENTS, 22. FIGURE 13 ADDITION NEIGHBORHOOD COMMENTS, 23. Figure 13a - Additional Neighborhood Comments Received, 24. FIGURE 14 TAX ASSESSOR, 25. FIGURE 15 VILLA LOMA FILING NO. 1 PLAT, 26. FIGURE 16 VILLA LOMA DRAINAGE REPORT, 27. FIGURE 17 2006 CMRS PROJECT, 28. FIGURE 18 NONCONFORMING SECTION, 29. FIGURE 19a - 47 USC 332 Mobile services, 30. FIGURE 20 47 USC 1455 Wireless Facilities Deployment, 31. FIGURE 21 47 CFR 1.6100 Wireless Facility Modifications, 32. FIGURE 22 FCC 14-153, 33. FIGURE 23 City Code 7.4.609 DISCONTINUANCE, 34. 7.5.906 (A)(4) Administrative Appeal, 35. 7.5.502.E Development Plan Review, 36. 7.4.607 Site Selection and Collocation req, 37. 7.4.608 Design Criteria & construction standards, 38. Appellant - Summary of Appeal to Cell Tower Development Project COL02266, 39. Vicinity Map, 40. Appellant - Petition Information, 41. Appellant - Deny the Tower Final Presentation, 42. Response to Appeal Letter to CSP Planning Commission, 43. Vertical Bridge PowerPoint 2019-09-13 meeting


Title
An appeal of City Planning Commission's denial of the Maizeland & Murray CMRS development plan to allow modification of an existing 99'-3" monopole tower located northeast of Constitution Avenue and Avondale Circle, and addressed as 2499 Avondale Drive.

(Quasi-Judicial)

Related Files: AR CM2 19-00124

Presenter:
Meggan Herington, Assistant Director, Planning and Community Development
Peter Wysocki, Director Planning and Community Development

Body
Summary:
Applicant/Owner: Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Consultant Applicant/Appellant: Vertical Bridge
Location: 2499 Avondale Drive (northeast of Constitution Avenue and Avondale Circle)

Vertical Bridge is appealing the Planning Commission's denial of the administrative approval of the Maizeland & Murray CMRS (telecommunications tower) development plan to allow for the modification of an existing 99-foot tall monopole tower. Planning Commission's approval of the neighbor's appeal overturned staff's approval of the CMRS development plan.

The application is a development plan proposing modification of an existing 99'-3" monopole tower to bring the tower structure up-to-code and to make it structurally safe. The stated intention is to wrap the existing tower with new steel and pour additional concrete on top of the existing base to create a sturdy foundation for the addition tower steel.

The height of the tower will not increase with the proposal; however, the dimension will change from the existing width dimension of 5'-9" to a new width dimension of 10'-0". The color of the tower is proposed to remain the same gray steel color as the existing monopole tower. The elevation plans illustrate two additional antennas to be added to the monopole tower for co-location. The CMRS facility is located on a portion of a 5.01 acre lot northeast of Constitution Avenue and Avondale Circle.

As stated, the administrative approval was appealed to Planning Commission by a neighbor, Sally Maddock...

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