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Subject: (EXCP-10-13-3159) Special Exception Use request to construct a 150-feet Wireless Telecommunication Facility (Monopole) located at the Southwest Portion of 5576 River Road

Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

RETEL Services/Kathy Kelly-Jacobs have submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in a NC (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district. The site for the proposed cell tower is approximately 1.0 acre. The applicants have submitted a site plan, which is attached. Wireless telecommunication towers are permitted in the NC zoning district only on a site-specific basis upon approval of the Council based upon the following criteria and conditions:

Eight (8) property owners within 1,000 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Use. To date, the Planning Department has not received any calls or emails in regards to this request.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended approval at the November 6, 2013 meeting. The Planning Department recommends that the Council approves the use because the application for a Special Exception use meets the criteria for approval.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

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