Ubiquitel Leasing Corporation Special Permit (SP-01-26) for a 120 Foot Tall Cellular Communication Tower

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Ubiquitel Leasing Corporation Special Permit (SP-01-26) for a 120 Foot Tall Cellular Communication Tower
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The 1.5 acre parcel is developed with an existing residential use including outbuildings. Although the parcel is zoned AG, there is no lnow agricultural use on this site Agriculture General Agricultural Suburban, McKinleyville Community Plan (MCCP). Density: One unit per 2.5 acres to 5 acres
Document Description
A Special Use Permit is required for a cellular communications tower which will exceed the allowed 35' height limit in the Agriculture General (AG) zone. The proposed tower will be 120' tall. The tower will be a monopole design without top lighting. Three panel antennae are proposed now, with the potential to accommodate two more sets of panels at a future date. The applicant has leased a 2,000 sf area on the subject 1.5 acre parcel which will be served by a 20' access easement off of North Bank Road. The lease area will be surrounded by a 6' high chain link fence with barbed wire on top. Also proposed within the lease area will be an 8'x15' concrete slab on which one modular cell cabinet (5'hx75 sf) and one power cabinet (5.5'hx77.5 sf) will be developed. Other providers will be able to co-locate on this tower and place additional cabinets within the lease area. A Building Permit and cumulative RF Study will be required of this applicant and each future provider in order to co-locate. The parcel is currently developed with a single family residence and accessory structures.

Contact Information

Alyson Hunter
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
North Bank Road/Azalea Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Mad River
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Commercial (120' cellular/PCS tower)
Local Actions
Special Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Cultural Resources, Noise

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