The city of Hoover granted Signature Homes approval for construction of a cell tower in the Blackridge area south of a planned community at Lake Wilborn, according to the Hoover Sun.
The 250-foot tower was a critical component needed by the developer to provide better cell coverage to the 500 houses it plans to build in Lake Wilborn and the 650 houses in Blackridge, the Sun said.
The tower will be constructed and owned by Chattanooga-based Southern Towers. “We’re excited to support the City of Hoover’s efforts to improve wireless services in this fast growing area,” said Sean Caskie, Managing Partner for Southern Towers.
The height approved by the city, which is the tallest tower approved to date, will allow for the collocation of all the current wireless carriers serving greater Birmingham. “We look forward to constructing this site as soon as the regulatory compliance requirements are completed,” Caskie said.
A planning consultant for the city of Hoover said the site should help provide better coverage at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and the new $80 million sports complex adjacent to the stadium being built by the city, he said. The cell tower will reportedly serve the area within a 3-mile radius, the Sun reported.
When Hoover was trying to win an extension on its contract for the SEC Baseball Tournament, The Southeastern Conference reportedly told Hoover officials that the city needed to provide better cellular service at the stadium.
November 7, 2016