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Subject: (EXCP-10-13-3164) Special Exception Use request to construct a 160-feet wireless telecommunication facility (Monopole) located at 6401 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 3.0 acres. The applicant has submitted a site plan, which is attached. Wireless telecommunication facilities 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:

Six (6) property owners within 300 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Use. To date, the Planning Department has not received any comments regarding this request.

Additional Information: None.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended Conditional Approval at the November 20, 2013 meeting. The recommended conditions are:
The Planning Department recommends that the Council Conditionally Approves the use because the application for a Special Exception use meets the criteria for approval. The recommended conditions are the same as the ones recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department