Westminster panel proposes regulations for towers in city

September 13, 1998

The Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the mayor and Common Council adopt a zoning amendment to regulate telecommunications towers. The city has no regulations regarding such facilities.

The commission has suggested that the amendment outline several restrictions:

Signs may not be hung on the towers.

Towers may not be installed in a residential zone.

Towers may not be taller than 199 feet.

Towers may not be placed within 300 feet of a historic property.

If the amendment is adopted, anyone wishing to place a tower in Westminster first would have to receive a special exception from the city's Board of Zoning Appeals.

The council is expected to take action on the proposal this fall.

Pub Date: 9/13/98

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