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Conditional Permit (k. CITY OF COLLEGE STATION Home of Texas A rM University' CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR 727 Graham Road A 14-00900232 REQUEST: 150-foot tall wireless telecommunications facility SCALE: Approximately 0.127 acres of a 2.58 acre tract LOCATION: 727 Graham Road A, near northeast corner of Graham Road and Victoria Avenue APPLICANT: Skyway Towers, LLC PROJECT MANAGER: Jessica Bullock, Staff Planner jbullock@cstx.gov SUMMARY: The applicant has entered into a lease agreement with the property owner of Graham Road Industrial Park, Phase 1. The proposal is to construct and operate a 150-foot tall wireless telecommunications facility. RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends approval of the Conditional Use Permit for the major wireless telecommunications facility request. 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The proposed use shall meet the purpose and intent of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and meet all minimum standards for this type of use per the UDO. The applicant has met all minimum standards per the UDO for a major wireless telecommunications tower. The applicant has provided documentation showing that since 2010, they have searched for properties in the "T-Mobile Search Ring" that will allow them to meet a gap in service needs. This site was chosen because there are no existing structures within the T-Mobile Search Ring to collocate T-Mobile antennas, it is technologically feasible, leasable, and buildable. The tower will be constructed to allow the collocation of four telecommunications providers. 2. The proposed use shall be consistent with the development policies and goals and objectives as embodied in the Comprehensive Plan for development in the City. The subject tract is shown on the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use and Character Map as Business Park. This land use designation is generally for areas that include office, research, or industrial uses planned and developed as a unified project. 3. The proposed use shall not be detrimental to the health, welfare, or safety of the surrounding neighborhood or its occupants, not be substantially or permanently injurious to neighboring property. The applicant is looking to improve overall coverage including indoor coverage and adding capacity to prevent dropped calls. The tower is required to provide sufficient uninterrupted "coverage and capacity" for data, mobile service and 911 emergency calls. It is approximately 430 feet from neighboring GS General Suburban zoning and 270 feet from the residential structure to the Northwest. These distances exceed the minimum requirements of the UDO. 4. The proposed site plan and circulation plan shall be harmonious with the character of the surrounding area. The proposed tower will be located approximately 380 feet from Graham Road with the base being screened by a 6-foot fence. Access will be from an existing driveway on the site. It will be located in the M-2 Heavy Industrial zoning district allowing it to be harmonious with the character of what would be permitted in the immediate surrounding area. 5. The proposed use shall not negatively impact existing uses in the area or in the City through impacts on public infrastructure such as roads, parking facilities, electrical, or water and sewer systems, or on public services such as police and fire protection, solid waste collection, or the ability of existing infrastructure and services to adequately provide services. The proposed tower will be an unmanned facility which will not require either water or wastewater service and because the maintenance and operation of the tower facility will average approximately one truck trip per month (after construction and installation of the collocation antennas and equipment), the tower will have minimal impact on the surrounding infrastructure or public services. 6. The proposed use shall not negatively impact existing uses in the area or in the City. The M-2 Heavy Industrial zoning district provides land for manufacturing and industrial activities with generation of nuisance characteristics greater than activities permitted in the CI Commercial Industrial and M-1 Light Industrial zoning districts. The applicant is seeking the tallest tower allowed by the ordinance, located in an open, visible area near residential Planning &Zoning Commission Page 5 of 6 November 6, 2014 property and may negatively impact existing uses in the area due to the proposed tower's visibility from the right-of-way and residential properties. STAFF RECOMMENDATION Staff recommends approval of the Conditional Use Permit for the major wireless telecommunications facility request. SUPPORTING MATERIALS 1. Application 2. Conditional Use Permit Plan Planning &Zoning Commission Page 6 of 6 November 6, 2014