November 26, 2007


Stephen Waller,AICP

536 Pantops Center, PMB#320

Charlottesville, Va 22911


RE:      SP2007-00038 Carrsbrook Tower Tier III

            Tax Map 46, Parcel 15


Dear Mr. Waller:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on November 13, 2007, recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 5:0.


Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


  1. All work shall be done in general accord with what is described in the applicant's request and site construction plans, entitled “Carrsbrook American Tower Corporation Compound", with a final zoning drawing submittal date of July 19, 2007.
  2. The tower shall not be increased in height.
  3. The additional array of panel antennas may be attached only as follows:
    1. All equipment attached to the tower shall be painted to match the color of the tower. The cables extending from the ground equipment may remain black.
    2. The antennas shall not exceed seven (7) feet in height and two (2) feet in width.
    3. The antennas shall be set at the minimum distance that is allowed by the mounting equipment, and in no case shall any of the new antennas project from the structure to a distance that is greater than that of the existing antennas.

4.       The replacement of dishes and antennas attached to this tower may be approved administratively, provided that the sizing, mounting distances and heights of the replacement equipment are in compliance with these conditions of approval and in accordance with all applicable regulations set forth in Section 5.1.40 of the Zoning Ordinance.  

  1. With the exception of any safety lighting required by Federal Aviation Administration regulations, outdoor lighting shall be permitted only during maintenance periods; regardless of the lumens emitted, each outdoor luminaire that is not required for safety shall be fully shielded as required by Section 4.17 of the Zoning Ordinance.
  2. No existing trees within 200 feet of the facility shall be removed for the purpose of installing the proposed antennae or any supporting ground equipment.
  3. The current owner and any subsequent owners of the tower and its supporting facilities shall submit a report to the Zoning Administrator by July 1 of each year. The report shall identify each personal wireless service provider that uses the facility, including a drawing indicating which equipment, on both the tower and the ground, are associated with each provider.
  4. All equipment and antennae from any individual personal wireless service provider shall be disassembled and removed from the site within ninety (90) days of the date its use is discontinued. The entire facility shall be disassembled and removed from the site within ninety (90) days of the date its use for personal wireless service purposes is discontinued. If the Zoning Administrator determines at any time that surety is required to guarantee that the facility will be removed as required, the permittee shall furnish to the Zoning Administrator a certified check, a bond with surety satisfactory to the County, or a letter of credit satisfactory to the County, in an amount sufficient for, and conditioned upon, the removal of the facility. The type of surety guarantee shall be to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator and the County Attorney.
  5. The tower shall be limited to a total of four (4) vertical arrays of panel antennas. No additional relay, satellite or microwave dish antennas shall be permitted on the tower without an amendment of this special use permit.
  6. The special use permit must be amended to allow either of the three existing arrays of panel antennas to be:
    1. relocated on the structure;
    2. modified to increase the number or size of panel antennas; or,
    3. modified to increase the distance of the panel antennas from the structure.


Action on Modifications:

The motion for approval passed by a vote of 5:0


- The flush mounting requirements

- The tree modification plan because they are not disturbing any trees.


View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

Return to regular agenda


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on January 9, 2008.


If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.







Gerald Gatobu

Senior Planner

Zoning and Current Development Division