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February 1, 2018

140-foot cell tower proposed in Warrenton

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The proposed monopole would stand on Carter Equipment’s 6.2-acre property at 721 Industrial Road in Warrenton.
Capital Telecommunication Holdings LLC
This photo illustration depicts the proposed power as it would appear from the Eastern Bypass.
Warrenton Tower Proposal

• What:
140 monopole with 60-by-60-foot equipment compound on 6.2 acres.

• Where: 721 Industrial Road, Warrenton.

• Zoned: Industrial.

• Property owner: Carter Machinery Company Inc.

• Applicant: Capital Telecommunication Holdings LLC

• Carrier: Verizon Wireless.

• Tower: Would provide 4G LTE coverage and capacity relief; space for three additional future carriers.

• Needs: Special use permit from town council.

• Next: Company must address town staff before application goes to town planning commission.
A New Jersey telecommunications company wants to build a 140-foot monopole tower in Warrenton.

Capital Telecommunication Holdings LLC has submitted a special use permit application to put the tower on 6.2 acres off Industrial Road near the Warrenton Branch Greenway and the Eastern Bypass. Carter Equipment owns the property.

Under the town’s zoning ordinance, towers exceeding 125 feet must have special use permits, which require town council approval.

The tower would have 12 Verizon Wireless antennae for phone and data service, with the space to accommodate up to three more carriers.

The tower would “provide reliable 4G LTE coverage and capacity relief to the Town of Warrenton, including heavily traveled portion of the Eastern Bypass, James Madison Highway and Falmouth Street, Shirley Avenue, Meetze Road, Lees Ridge Road, Alwington Road and the adjoining areas extending approximately 0.5 to 1 miles in all directions,” the application says.

It would “provide in-building coverage to residential, educational, commercial and industrial uses in the area . . . and provide wireless traffic offloading from the exiting adjacent Verizon Wireless base stations.”

Existing Verizon antennas in and near Warrenton include:

• The town water tower off North Fourth Street in Old Town.

• The radio station tower off Lover’s Lane, south of town.

• A monopole off Route 211, just west of Warrenton.

The town’s planning staff has expressed concerns about tower height, location and lack of proposed concealment.

Capital Telecommunication Holdings must resubmit an application, responding to those concerns, before the application goes to the town planning commission.

The commission will make a recommendation for approval or denial to the town council.

— Cassandra Brown

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Wellitsthetruth · February 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm
People of this county will complain about everything. It's a cell tower.. BUT WERE BECOMING LIKE THE REST OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA OMGGGGGGGGGGG
TooTrue · February 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Spot on Ron. The Town is becoming more like the rest of the northern Virginia area each and every day.
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