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Posted: July 08, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 21PD022 - Stoney Creek South Subdivision

Agenda Item Title:

21PD022 - Major Amendment to a Planned Development Overlay to allow a cellular communication tower

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Buell Consulting, Inc for Verizon Wireless
Staff Contact:
Karl Bauer, Current Planner II
5615 Nugget Gulch Road
Agenda Item Summary:
This application has been withdrawn by the applicant on June 17, 2021. The applicant has submitted a Major Amendment to the Planned Development Overlay to allow a cellular communications tower and equipment building to be constructed at 5615 Nugget Gulch Road. The tower will be designed as a monopole structure in lieu of a basic lattice-style tower. The tower will be 80 feet in height with a 9-foot high lightning rod extending from the top of the tower. The tower and antennas will have a beige coating of paint to reduce glare. All equipment on the tower will be flush-mounted and painted the same color as the tower. The proposed equipment building will be a 6-foot-by-6-foot one-story structure and constructed with brick to coordinate with the existing design and character of the neighborhood. An opaque privacy/security fence will be provided around the tower and building equipment area. Three spruce trees will be planted between the adjacent street, Bendt Drive, and the tower site. Currently, there is an existing gap in cellular service within this area of the City. The applicant has indicated that the cellular communications tower will improve voice and data service within the southwestern portion of the City. In 2015, a Final Planned Development was approved to a “Loftus Dental Office” to be constructed on the property. The office has been constructed and is accessed from Nugget Gulch Road. The proposed cellular communication site is proposed to be located west of the dental office and will be accessed from Bendt Drive.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

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Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission Acknowledged the Applicant’s Withdrawal: 7/8/2021