AT&T Tower at March Field Air Museum

Summary

SCH Number
2020090483
Lead Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
AT&T Tower at March Field Air Museum
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/24/2020
Project Applicant
March Joint Powers Authority

Document Description
In an effort to provide quality communication services to business and visitors to the March JPA jurisdiction and surrounding community, AT&T Mobility is proposing to construct an unmanned wireless telecommunications tower/facility. The project will include installation of a lattice tower structure, approximately 50 feet in height, with , an additional 9 feet for a faux radar antenna, the overall height of the tower structure is approximately 59 feet in I height. The proposed project will be developed within a leased 360 square foot area, integrated into an existing field I communications/array museum display, located at the I southwestern comer of the March Field Air Museum. The unmanned tower/facility will include a number of panel I antennas, remote radio units and a microwave dish. The tower will also include camouflage netting to match the existing display, .outdoor equipment cabinets/enclosures and pre-fabricated antenna equipment, to be located within an existing storage shed on site. The shed will be painted and covered using with a perforated tarp and fencing to conceal the equipment needed to support the wireless communications tower/facility

Contact Information
Jeffrey M. Smith
March Joint Powers Authority
14205 Meridian Parkway, Ste. 140
Riverside, CA 92518

Phone : (951) 656-7000

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Unincorporated
Other Location Info
March Field Air Museum, located at 22550 Van Buren I Boulevard, west of the March Air Reserve Base, within the boundaries of the March Joint Powers Authority, in [ unincorporated Riverside County, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301: Existing Facilities, Class 1 ; Section 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project will be integrated into an ex1stmg museum display, depicting a field communications facility, consisting of a camouflaged faux antenna tower, shed structure and vehicles. The Project will include the lease of approximately 360 square feet of the existing display area, involving no expansion to the existing museum display. The proposed Project is consistent with this exemption and therefore, no further action is required under CEQA (Section 15301, Class) of the State CEQA Guidelines). In addition, the proposed Project will include construction activities, consisting of minimal site grading and minor trenching for utilities, foundations for the tower structure, as well as installation of a pre-fabricated equipment cabinet on site and within the existing display shed structure. Construction of the antenna tower, installation of new I equipment and minor modifications to the existing museum display area will be limited to approximately 360 square feet. The proposed Project is consistent with this exemption and therefore, no further action is required under CEQA (Section 15303, Class 3 of the State CEQA Guidelines).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020090483_March JPA_FINAL-NOE_ATT Antenna Tower-CUP_Form_B   PDF 1210 K

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