County File #LP09-2037 Verizon Telecommunications Facility at 19430 Vasco Road in the Byron Area


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
County File #LP09-2037 Verizon Telecommunications Facility at 19430 Vasco Road in the Byron Area
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
PLU: Water Transfer Station Z: Agricultural Preserve (A-4) GPD: Agricultural Lands (AL) & Public/Semi-Public (PS)

Document Description
The applicant seeks approval of a land use permit to establish a new wireless telecommunications facility on a property owned by the Contra Costa Water District on which the District operates a water transfer station. The proposed facility consists of nine (9) Verizon Wireless panel antennas and six (6) Metro-PCS panel antennas to be mounted inside of and concealed by a proposed 48-foot tall faux water tower. In addition to the antenna, an equipment area is proposed which would contain eight (8) equipment cabinets, one (1) diesel generator and a 210 gallon fuel tank, one (1) power meter, two (2) GPS antennas, and two (2)electrical boxes to work in conjunction with Verizon antennas. There is no Metro-PCS equipment proposed aside from the antennas. The proposed electrical equipment area is to be mounted on a concrete pad supported by a retaining wall up to three (3) feet in height in places. The entire equipment area is encircled by a fence with a maximum height of up to six (6) feet (not including three strands of barbed wire proposed on top of it). The total height of the entire retaining wall/fence combination never exceeds nine (9) feet at any point.

Contact Information
Richard Norris
Contra Costa County, Department of Conservation and Development
Lead/Public Agency
651 Pine Street 4th Floor, North Wing
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone : (925) 335-1210


Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Vasco Road & Walnut Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
Excelsior MS

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Acres 38, Employees 0)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources Geology/Soils
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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