Jun 4 2017

Wireless Antennas to be Reviewed by Park and Planning Commissions in June

Nine proposed antenna wireless communication facilities to be located generally around Piedmont Park and Piedmont High School will be considered by Piedmont’s Park Commission on June 7, 2017. and Piedmont’s Planning Commission on June 12, 2017.

Placement of wireless communication facilities is governed by state and federal law, including requiring cities to allow certain wireless communications facilities in the public right-of-way. Under the Federal Telecommunications Act, the federal government and FCC decide what is a safe level of EMF radiation. In addition, under these laws, cities cannot place conditions on, deny, or approve a proposed wireless facility based upon the health effects if the applicant demonstrates that the project meets federal safety requirements.

On May 2, 2017, Crown Castle constructed a mock-up to represent a proposed light pole and wireless antenna near the Wildwood Ave. entrance to Piedmont Park. Residents are encouraged to visit the site and view the mock up in person. This mock up is also meant to represent the wireless antenna installations at eight additional sites located generally around Piedmont Park, Piedmont High School, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Click to view a map of the proposed locations. A sign has been placed at each of the sites which explains the project. Application materials for each of the proposed installations are below:

  1. 340 & 370 Highland Avenue Application & Project Plans
  2. 505 Blair Avenue Application & Project Plans
  3. 799 Magnolia Avenue Application & Project Plans
  4. 358 Hillside Avenue Application & Project Plans
  5. 303 Hillside Avenue Application & Project Plans
  6. 428 El Cerrito Avenue Application & Project Plans
  7. 355 Jerome Avenue Application & Project Plans
  8. 1159 Winsor Avenue Application & Project Plans
  9. 314 Wildwood Avenue Application & Project Plans

Residents with questions regarding the application are welcome to contact Senior Planner Pierce Macdonald Powell via email or via telephone at (510) 420-3050.


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