By Bryan Boggiano
Residents in northwest Coral Springs who are tired of dropped calls, and spotty service have something to celebrate.
The city commission approved a request from T Mobile South, LLC and RCP Holdings, LLC to construct a new 125-foot cell tower next to Parkridge Baptist Church. It will close coverage and service gaps for residents in Wyndham Lakes, parts of Heron Bay, and surrounding neighborhoods.
According to a representative for RCP Holdings, the tower will also help alleviate in-building signal variability, help people along the Sawgrass Expressway, and assist in evacuations during an emergency.
The development comes after the city commission adopted a wireless master plan in 2019. The plan addresses not only existing facilities but also where the city may need future ones.
The project’s total area is about 2,200 square feet, which will be enough for four different service providers to have ground equipment. The tower will have four different antennas at 90, 100, 110, and 120 feet.
A representative for RCP told commissioners that AT&T and Verizon both expressed interest in the site.
The tower will be painted white, with blue panels to cover the antennas. A cross will cover the panels, and the facility will have an eight-foot wall on the ground for decoration and landscaping.
The 125-foot tower required a special exception from the city commission as the land development code states that such towers cannot be taller than 100 feet. According to a representative for RCP Holdings, the tower needs to be that high to help more people and eliminate the need for subsequent future facilities,
This coincides with the conditional use approval, which states the ground equipment view must be obscured, equipment must be in the tower, and the project must be designed substantially to the plan, according to the city.
The commission unanimously voted on both the conditional use and special exception.
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- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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