Malcom Dixon Verizon Communications Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
Malcom Dixon Verizon Communications Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
RE-5 (Residential Estate, 5 Acres) / LDR (Low Density Residential)
Document Description
A request for a conditional use permit for the construction and ongoing operation of an unmanned, 108-foot-tall faux pine tree (monopine) wireless telecommunications facility and accessory items within a 40’-0” x 40’-0” lease area. The telecommunications facility is proposed to include one (1) 103-foot tall monopine tower, nine (9) antennas, six (6) remote radio units, two (2) surge suppressors, one (1) 30kW diesel standby generator and 211-gallon fuel tank, and two (2) equipment cabinets. The facility will be camouflaged as a pine tree, including branching, needle socks, and paint. Panel antennas would be installed at a tip height of 98’-0”, with the remaining height needed for a faux “crown” to adequately conceal the antennas and maintain a silhouette mimicking a natural pine tree. No water or sewer service would be required for the proposed project as it is an unmanned facility. Electricity will be provided by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The project is proposing a 55-foot-long, 12-foot-wide access road within a proposed 20’-0” access/utility easement off of Malcom Dixon Rd., north of the property. No trees are proposed for removal.

Contact Information

Benjamin Koff
Agency Name
El Dorado County, Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado Hills
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Malcom Dixon Rd & Casa Robles Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Unmanned Wireless Telecommunications Facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Archeological/Historical; Geologic/Seismic; Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading; Water Quality; Water Supply/Groundwater;
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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