Verizon is seeking city permission to install cell towers atop buildings in Eagle Rock and Echo Park that would exceed height limits.
In Eagle Rock, Verizon wants to install wireless antennas and enclosures atop a multi-story senior apartment complex at 2035 Colorado Boulevard. The new equipment and enclosures would raise the height of the building to 75 feet, which is 20 feet higher than allowed for structures on this section of Colorado and about 15 fee higher for this specific property, according to information from the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.
The Eagle Rock council is asking the Planning Department to postpone a Sept. 29 public hearing on the project because of what is described as “inaccurate hearing notice, and the lack of public notice,” according to a recent neighborhood council email.
Meanwhile, in Echo Park, Verizon is planning to build cell phone antennas, a microwave dish and enclosures atop a four-story apartment building at 1650 Echo Park Avenue, which is already one of the tallest structures on the street. The equipment would be hidden behind an eight-foot tall screened wall that would bring the building height to 59-feet, 6-inches, according to a Planning Department summary. That’s nearly 15 feet taller than the area’s 45-foot building limit, but some residents have pointed out that portions of the apartment building, constructed in the 1920s, already exceed the height restrictions.
A public hearing on the Echo Park cell tower is scheduled for Oct. 1.
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