A Towering Concern

In Expanding Use, City Wants Cell Towers To Blend Into Neighborhoods

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Posted: August 26, 2013

A cellphone tower stands next to a water tower on South High Street on Thursday. A city planning staff report is recommending allowing cellphone towers in residential districts by special-use permit only, and with concealed technology. Current regulations only allow towers in certain residential areas for public safety purposes. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
A cellphone tower stands at 670 Vine Street in Harrisonburg on Thursday. The Planning Commission will discuss possible changes to the city’s telecommunication ordinance on Sept. 11.
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