As smart phone usage increases, companies will be working to make sure their infrastructure can handle their users’ demands. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Gridiron Towers received the go-ahead to build three more transmission towers.
Two of the proposed towers — one at 1601 South Donaghey Avenue and another at Salem Road and Irby Drive — drew concerns from the council because of their proximity to residents.
“I’ve got a problem with (those two sites),” said Councilman David Grimes. “The placement on the map shows they are just feet from the property line backing up to R-1, single family housing.”
The tower at 1601 South Donaghey passed five to three, the tower at Salem and Irby passed six to two and the third at Pat’s and Don’s lanes passed unanimously.
The tower at 1601 South Donaghey will be on the Ellen Smith Elementary site toward the back of the property.
Also at the council meeting, council approved of the rezoning of 101 Hubbard Road from R-1 to a PUD to accommodate plans for a community for people 55-years-old and older.
Developer Chris Thornton revised his plans for the site after previous plans for townhomes were turned down. Twenty-six patio homes and a small community building will occupy the land once development is finished.
(Staff writer Angela Spencer can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-1212.)