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Section 17C.355A.030
 

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.355A Wireless Communication Facilities

Section 17C.355A.030 Towers
  1. Towers shall be located only in those areas and pursuant to the process described in SMC Tables 17C.355A-1 and 17C.355A-2, provided that towers that are proposed to be located in a residential zone or within 150 feet of a residential zone shall be subject to the siting priorities set forth for preferred tower locations in SMC 17C.355A.050.

Table 17C.355A-1
New Wireless Communication Tower Criteria

Allowed by Type II Permit

Zone Category

Located in Public Right-of-way (ROW)

Maximum Tower Height

Stealth
Design

Setback from Property Lines (does not apply within ROW)[2]

O & OR[1]

Yes

60'

Optional[1]

N/A

No

60'

Optional[1]

20'

NR, NMU
CC & CA[1]

Yes

60'

Optional[1]

N/A

No

60'

Optional[1]

20'

CB & GC[1]

Yes or No

70'

Optional[1]

20'

All DT[1]

Yes or No
(allowed in ROW only if 
less than
 or equal
 to 70')

150'

Optional[1]

20'

Industrial[1]

Yes or No
(allowed in ROW only if
 less than
 or equal
 to 70')

150'

Optional[1]

20'

[1] If an applicant wants to construct a tower in a residential zone or within 50’ of a residential zone, then a Type III process and stealth design are required. If an applicant wants to construct a tower within 51’ - 150’ of a residential zone, then a Type II process and stealth design are required. If an applicant wants to construct a tower beyond 150’ of a residential zone, then the review process is that which is required in the zone in which the tower is to be located.
[2] See exception for locations adjacent to a residence in SMC 17C.355A.070(B).

Table SMC 17C.355A-2
New Wireless Communication Tower Criteria

Allowed by Type III Conditional Use Permit

Zone Category

Located in Public Right-of-way (ROW)

Maximum Tower Height

Stealth
Design

Setback from Property Lines[2] (does not apply within ROW)

All R[1]

Yes or No

60’

Required

20’

 

 

 

 

 

O, OR, NR, NMU, CC & CA[1]

Yes or No

61' - 70'[3]

Optional[1]

20'

CB & GC[1]

Yes or No

71' - 90'[4]

Optional[1]

20'

[1] If an applicant wants to construct a tower in a residential zone or within 50’ of a residential zone, then stealth design is required.
[2] See exceptions for locations adjacent to a residence in SMC 17C.355A.070(B).
[3] An additional 20 feet in height is allowed if applicant uses stealth design.
[4] An additional 30 feet in height is allowed if applicant uses stealth design.

Date Passed: Monday, November 2, 2015

Effective Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

ORD C35312 Section 2