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Property Owner: Atascadero Mutual Water Company, 5005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
Applicant: Metro PCS, 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501
Project Title: PLN 2008-1311 / CUP 2008-0236
7121 Serena Court, Atascadero, CA 93422
APN 029-105-041 (San Luis Obispo County)
The project consists of an application to construct a wireless communications facility to co-locate with two other telecommunications facilities at the Atascadero Mutual Water Co. water tank location. The project proposes three panel antennas supported on two new support structures 12½ feet above ground. In addition, a 150 sq. ft. equipment shelter is proposed. It would be set into an excavated area of approx. 2½ ft. deep to reduce the height. The height is approx. 6 ft. and the material will be split face block painted a brown color to blend with the area and match existing facilities. The previous wireless sites consist of the installation of panel antennas mounted on 15 ft. poles, a 4 ft. in diameter microwave dish on a 15 ft. pole, two equipment shelters and four pole mounted antennas. The other facilities are currently T-Mobile and AT&T (both originally developed by Cingular, which is no longer in business.)
General Plan Designation: RR (Rural Residential)
Zoning District: RR (Residential Residential)
Proposed Environmental Determination:
Based on the Initial Study prepared for the project, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is proposed. The MND is available for public review at 6907 El Camino Real, Community Development Department from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS
The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for February 2, 2010, at City Hall, Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero.
Please note: Should anyone challenge in court any proposed development entitlement listed on this Agenda, that person may be limited to raising those issues addressed at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to this public hearing.