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Wireless Communication Facilities Code Amendment 
 

 PROJECT SUMMARY

    The Planning Commission initiated a project to update our land use regulations for wireless communication facilities (cell towers and other support structures, antennas and equipment).  The proposed zoning code amendments include:

    • A new chapter, SRC Chapter 703, that consolidates application requirements, siting standards, approval criteria, development standards, and other provisions that are currently found in multiple chapters of the zoning code.
    • Provisions within the new chapter that regulate wireless communications facilities attached to utility poles in public rights-of-way, which are currently regulated through franchise agreements negotiated with wireless communication facility providers.
    • Provisions within the new chapter that are intended to make wireless communication facilities more visually compatible with their surroundings.
    • Corresponding amendments to other zoning chapters.

City Council approved Engrossed Ordinance Bill No. 24-13 on 03-24-2014.

PDFs of the final version are available below:
Complete document (pages 1-136)  -  1.6 MB  New
Part 1 (pages 1-50)  -  584 KB  New
Part 2 (pages 51-100)  -  572 KB  New
Part 3 (pages 101-136)  -  401 KB  New

TIMELINE

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
January 13, 2014
Council Chambers, Room 240
Civic Center
555 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR  97301
6:30 p.m.
Staff Report  [17.1 MB]

CITY COUNCIL DELIBERATIONS:
January 27, 2014
Council Chambers, Room 240
Civic Center
555 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR  97301
6:30 p.m.
Supplemental Staff Report  [17.5 MB]


Council continued its deliberations to February 24, 2014 and left the record open until 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14 for written testimony, which may be submitted to the City Recorder.

CITY COUNCIL CONTINUED DELIBERATIONS:
February 24, 2014 (Deliberations)
Council Chambers, Room 240
Civic Center
555 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR  97301
6:30 p.m.


Wireless Communication Facility Examples


NEW CELL TOWER REGULATIONS

Review Wireless Communication Facilities Chapter SRC 703 
Click here to review the final version of the Engrossed Ordinance for SRC Chapter 703 that consolidates application requirements, siting standards, approval criteria, development standards, and other provisions that are currently found in multiple chapters of the zoning code.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for answers to some of the frequently asked questions concerning the Wireless Communication Facilities Code Amendment.

 

 

 

Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta informacion, por favor llame 503-588-6173

 

 Past Meetings 

TO WATCH AN ARCHIVED-VERSION OF THE JANUARY 27, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING, CLICK HERE, THEN:
•  LOCATE THE SECTION TITLED "Council Meetings
"
•  SELECT "
January 27, 2014" UNDER 2014
•  SELECT THE "Submit"  BUTTON FOR 2014 IN THIS SECTION

TO WATCH AN ARCHIVED-VERSION OF THE JANUARY 13, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING, CLICK HERE, THEN:
•  LOCATE THE SECTION TITLED "Council Meetings
"
•  SELECT "
January 13, 2014" UNDER 2014
•  SELECT THE "Submit"  BUTTON FOR 2014 IN THIS SECTION

TO WATCH AN ARCHIVED-VERSION OF THE MARCH 26, 2013 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING, CLICK HERE, THEN:
•  LOCATE THE SECTION TITLED "
Committees, Commissions and Other Meetings"
•  SELECT "
Salem Planning Commission - March 26, 2013" UNDER 2013
•  SELECT THE "Submit"  BUTTON FOR 2013 IN THIS SECTION
 

TO WATCH AN ARCHIVED-VERSION OF THE FEBRUARY 26, 2013 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING, CLICK HERE, THEN:
•  LOCATE THE SECTION TITLED "
Committees, Commissions and Other Meetings"
•  SELECT "
Salem Planning Commission - February 26, 2013" UNDER 2013
•  SELECT THE "Submit"  BUTTON FOR 2013 IN THIS SECTION

 

Planning Commission Meeting Photo 02-26-2013

COMMUNITY FORUM/OPEN HOUSE

Staff hosted Open House meetings on February 7, 2013 and February 20, 2013 and presented the following information about the proposed cell tower regulations:
•  Proposed Wireless Communication Facilities Code Amendment Presentation
•  Siting Priority Information
•  Why do we need more wireless communication facilities?
•  Map of Salem zoning and cell towers on private property 
•  Map of Salem street classifications and wireless antennas on utility poles in right-of-way 

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

To view the Document Library for this project click here.

For examples of existing wireless communications facilities in Salem, click here.

-or-

Contact Pamela Cole, Case Manager at pcole@cityofsalem.net or 503-540-2309.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in this meeting or event, are available upon request. Sign language and interpreters for languages other than English are also available on request. To request such an accommodation or interpretation, contact Pamela Cole at pcole@cityofsalem.net or call (503) 540-2309 at least two business days before the meeting or event.

 

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