Friday, June 8, 2007

This Just In: T-Mobile Out of Jefferson Park!

I just received this beautiful e-mail from Bradley Wilburn at the DPD. T-Mobile has withdrawn its request to construct a cell phone tower in Jefferson Park! Hurray!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bradley Wilburn
Date: Jun 8, 2007 7:16 AM
Subject: Fwd: request to withdraw app. #3005098

Good morning,

I just wanted to inform you that DPD will be processing T-Mobile's
cancellation request for the Jefferson Park site next week. Please pass
along this information to your respective groups.

Thank you,


Bradley K. Wilburn, Land Use Planner
City of Seattle
Dept. of Planning and Development

>>> "Madeline Chaney" 6/7/2007 10:45 AM >>>
Dear Bradley,

This email is being sent to request that the Seattle DPD withdraw our
application for construction of a wireless communication utility at
the Seattle Public Utilities property adjacent to Jefferson Park (MUP
3005098). While it is important to T-Mobile to provide excellent
coverage to the Beacon Hill neighborhood, it is apparent that our
neighbors do not consider this proposal to be the solution with the
fewest land use impacts. As we have indicated in previous
correspondence, we are reviewing some of the low rise buildings on
Columbian Way / 15th Avenue South as potential rooftop locations for
our site. In all likelihood, these locations will also have visual impacts
to which some neighbors will object. However, we are obligated under
our federal mandate to provide good triangulation for enhanced 9-1-1
service, and we must also provide a certain level of service to meet
customer demand in this area for seamless coverage, so we will have to
move forward with an alternate candidate at some location in the area
west of the park in the near future. In the meantime however, we feel
it best to withdraw the proposal for the site near Jefferson Park at this


Madeline Chaney AICP
Applicant for T-Mobile West Corporation
206 490-3823 Desk
425 346-0128 PCS
206 490-3839 fax


Anonymous said...

Neighborhood Crank strikes again! Way-to-go, Neighborhood Crank!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! We were out of town this weekend, and I was so happy to see this Beacon Hill Digest in my inbox last night.