New landing spot for Verizon cell tower gaining traction in Wayland

New landing spot for Verizon cell tower gaining traction in Wayland

Hide caption A new landing spot for a proposed Verizon cell tower appears to be gaining traction. This comes after strong opposition from neighbors to put the tower at the Wayland Rod and Gun Club. WAYLAND – Selectmen have asked town staff to evaluate a parcel of land at 89 Stonebridge Road as a possible landing spot for a Verizon cell tower, a decision that comes after months of neighbor opposition to the company’s proposed 140-foot tower at the Wayland Rod and Gun Club on Meadowview Road. A meeting with 89 Stonebridge Road neighbors is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 9 at the Town Building to discuss the proposed new location, said Town Planner Sarkis Sarkisian. The tower is needed to close a cellphone coverage gap. Sarkisian told the Daily News earlier this month that Stonebridge Road could be the best option, because it is secluded and largely out of the view of homeowners. The town asked Verizon to do a “balloon test” if the company thinks that road is a viable option, Town Administrator Louise Miller said. The test includes placing a balloon at the proposed height of the tower to determine visual impact on the neighborhood. The approximately 20 acres is a low-lying area, and Miller said a tower would more than likely have to be taller than the 140-foot height proposed for the gun club. Gun club neighbors said a 140-foot height is an eyesore that would hurt property values. While the gun club is […]

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