TCA Based – Zoning Application Review & Consulting
We offer experienced consulting to local Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, City Councils, and other local zoning authorities in the processing of zoning applications seeking approvals for the installation of cell towers, small cells, Distributed Antenna (DAS) Systems, and other wireless facilities.
More specifically, we provide both applicant-submission review services and TCA compliance guidance to local zoning authorities and their Board members.
Whether a local zoning authority is charged with the responsibility in deciding wireless facility applications for Use Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Special Use Permits, Use and/or Area Variances, Site Plan Approvals, or zoning approvals of virtually any other type, we offer consultation services to review a respective applicant’s submissions.
Such submissions typically include, but are not limited to: propagation maps, drive-test reports and/or analyses, FCC compliance reports, engineering reports and/or opinions, needs analysis reports, visual impact analyses and/or studies, alternative site analyses, and real estate appraisal reports, among others.
Based upon such review, we provide TCA-compliance guidance to enable the local zoning authorities to apply the provisions of their local zoning ordinance in a manner that does not violate any of the constraints imposed upon them by the subdivisions of Section §332(c)(7)(B) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.