Wireless Project 17PLN-00170 Formal Application

Published on April 21, 2021

Application #: 17PLN-00170

Project Type
Tier 3 Wireless Communication Facility Permit Application

Project Status
Decisions Effective, WCF Permit Entitlement Expiration - February 4, 2020.

On January 23, 2019, the Director of Planning and Community Environment (Director) made decisions, approving seven (7) ‘Tier 3’ Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) Permit applications in Vinculums/Verizon Cluster 2 for the Barron Park, Palo Alto Orchards, and Charleston Meadows neighborhoods and adjacent to Stanford Shopping Center (File # 17PLN-00170).  These approvals also imply the denial of three (3) applications designated as alternates. The conditions for approval include a requirement for two (2) WCF nodes to conceal and screen the antenna and radio equipment within a custom shroud that is mounted on top of the wood utility pole.

The decisions to deny WCF nodes are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Public Resources Code Section 21080.b(5) and the decisions to conditionally approve seven (7) WCF small cell nodes are Categorically Exempt under CEQA Class 3, Guidelines Section 15303.

CONDITIONALLY APPROVED WCF NODE LOCATIONS: Tier 3 WCF nodes were conditionally approved for seven (7) wood utility poles in the public right of way:

Node 101, CPAU Pole # 1608 (adjacent to 4193 Wilkie Way)
Node 104, CPAU Pole # 0002 (adjacent to 4206 Suzanne Drive) 
Node 153, CPAU Pole # 0302 (adjacent to 3715 Whitsell Avenue) 
Node 154, CPAU Pole # 0238 (adjacent to 785 Barron Avenue) 
Node 155-F, CPAU Pole # 0107 (adjacent to 4013 Amaranta Avenue) 
Node 157-E, CPAU Pole # 0540 (adjacent to 904 Los Robles Avenue)
Node 163, CPAU Pole # 6884 (adjacent to 180 El Camino Real on Quarry Road)

DENIED WCF NODE LOCATIONS: Tier 3 WCF nodes were denied for three (3) wood utility poles in the public right of way:

Node 101-B, CPAU Pole # 1606 (adjacent to 362 Carolina Lane)
Node 155, CPAU Pole # 0112 (adjacent to 792 Los Robles Avenue)
Node 157, CPAU Pole # 0523 (adjacent to 3993 Laguna Avenue). 

Project Description

Vinculums “Cluster 2” is a request for seven ‘small cell nodes’ for Verizon’s use via a Tier 3 Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) application by Vinculums, to attach antennas and equipment to seven existing wood utility poles in Barron Park, Palo Alto Orchards, Charleston Meadows,  and adjacent to Stanford Shopping Center, next to the following properties:

  • R-1 zone: 4206 Suzanne Drive, 3715 Whitsell Avenue, 785 Barron Avenue, 792 Los Robles Avenue, and 3993 Laguna Avenue
  • R-1(S) zone: 4193 Wilkie Way
  • CC zone: Across from 213 Quarry Road next to the parking structure at Stanford Shopping Center (addressed 180 El Camino Real)

Three ‘alternate node’ locations may be considered in lieu of three of the seven primary node locations, as follows: 

  • Alternate node within the R-1(S) zone: 362 Carolina Lane  (alternate for the primary node proposed at 4193 Wilkie Way)

  • Alternate node within the R-1 zone: 4013 Amaranta Avenue (alternate for the primary node proposed at 792 Los Robles Avenue)

  • Alternate node within R-1(10,000) zone: 904 Los Robles Avenue (alternate for the primary node proposed at 3993 Laguna Avenue)

For further background information, please refer to the City’s website (search under the project file number 17PLN-00170) and the 2016 Master License Agreement process

Project Documents

 

Public Correspondence

May 23, 2017 to August 22, 2017
August 23, 2017 to November 29, 2017
November 29, 2017 to December 6, 2017
December 7, 2017 to March 7, 2018
March 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 to March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 to April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018 to May 4, 2018
May 4 to May 10, 2018
May 10 to May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 to May 21, 2018
May 16, 2018 to May 23, 2018 Part 1 of 3
May 16, 2018 to May 23, 2018 Part 2 of 3
May 16, 2018 to May 23, 2018 Part 3 of 3
May 21, 2018 to October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018 to December 13, 2018
December 14, 2018 to December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018 to January 14, 2019
January 9, 2019 to January 23, 2019
January 7, 2019 to January 30, 2019
January 31, 2019 to February 4, 2019
January 31, 2019 to February 13, 2019

Planner

Rebecca Atkinson
Rebecca.Atkinson@CityofPaloAlto.org
(650) 329-2596

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