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It’s no wonder so many municipalities are experiencing an onslaught of zoning applications or permit request for new cell sites. The carriers need to add sites in previously unavailable areas to provide consistent coverage, specifically in denser residential areas where opposition from community members will be high.
These applications will be based on your current cell tower zoning code requirements, which, more than likely, will require a determination of the technical adequacy of the application.
The answers to these questions can’t be determined simply by looking at your zoning map and asking the carrier to indicate where they are reviewing existing sites. In most cases, the cell site maps maintained by the municipality are woefully inaccurate. If you can’t determine where existing infrastructure is, how can you know that the proposed structures are needed? How can the average city planner or board member understand if the carrier has shown sufficient radio frequency evidence of need for a new site if they have no formal training in radio frequency propagation?
Steel in the Air, Inc. has teamed up with Cityscape Consultants to offer municipalities an engineering review of proposed cell sites. This review consists of cell tower and cell site location data which can be used for zoning applications. Cityscape’s president, Rick Edwards, is an expert in radio frequency propagation and municipal regulatory issues. He’s authored countless wireless facility ordinances and is widely renowned and highly regarded.
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