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17.130.155 Telecommunications facilities – Additional location and configuration preferences.
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The purpose of this section is to provide guidelines to applicants and the reviewing authority regarding the preferred locations and configurations for wireless telecommunication facilities in the City; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to permit a wireless telecommunication facility in any location or configuration that it is otherwise prohibited by this chapter.

A. Review of Location and Configuration. The reviewing authority shall consider the extent to which a proposed wireless telecommunication facility complies with these preferences and whether there are feasible alternative locations or configurations to the proposed facility that are more preferred under this section. If the location or configuration of a proposed facility qualifies for two or more categories of preferred locations or configurations, it shall be deemed to belong to the least preferred category.

B. Order of Preference – Configurations. The order of preference for the configuration for wireless telecommunication facilities from most preferred to least preferred is:

1. Collocation with existing major telecommunication facilities;

2. Collocation with other existing minor telecommunication facilities;

3. Roof-mounted;

4. Building-mounted;

5. Mounted on an existing pole or utility pole;

6. Mounted on a new pole or utility pole that will replace an existing pole or utility pole;

7. Mounted on a new telecommunication tower.

C. Order of Preference – Location. The order of preference for the location of wireless telecommunications facilities from most preferred to least preferred is:

1. In the Industrial (M) zoning district;

2. In the Commercial Industrial (CM) zoning district;

3. In the Office/Light Industrial (OLM) zoning district;

4. In a commercial zoning district;

5. In the public right-of-way with the closest adjacent district being the M zoning district;

6. In the public right-of-way with the closest adjacent district being the CM zoning district;

7. In the public right-of-way with the closest adjacent district being the OLM zoning district;

8. In the public right-of-way with the closest adjacent district being a commercial zoning district;

9. Any public right-of-way location that abuts the property line of a structure recognized as a local, State or national historic landmark, historic district or on the register of historic places;

10. Lowest priority shall be given to public right-of-way with the closest adjacent districting being a Community Facilities zoning district that is used as a school or playground and residential zoning districts. (Ord. 1123 § 3 (Exh. A § 4), 2019)

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