Cypress Park residents interested in giving their feedback about a proposed cell phone tower to be installed near 1114 San Fernando Rd. and 2608 Roseview Ave. will have the opportunity to do so at a public hearing to be held on Wed, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. in room 1020 of Los Angeles City Hall.
Cell phone provider Metro PCS is seeking a conditional use permit and a mitigated negative declaration to construct a wireless telecommunications facility, which would consist of six antennae, as well as two parabolic antennae, a GPS antenna and associated equipment.
The antennae would be placed atop an existing 7,684 sq. ft. property, which is currently being used for manufacturing and office purposes.
According to the project proposal, the antennae will be placed on the roof deck level approximately 24-feet from the ground. Equipment associated with the cell phone towers will be placed on a lower deck level, approximately 16-feet from the ground. Both antennae will be screened from public view by enclosures painted to match the colors of the existing facility.
Elsie Lau, a Cypress Park resident, wrote to Patch about her concerns regarding the proposed facility and the scheduling of the public hearing.
"The hearing is in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week and we're not sure if we can take time off to attend at such short notice. Looks like they are supposed to present environmental impact findings in this hearing, about which we are most interested. We also want answers on health impact for people living in such close proximity to such a structure," Lau said. "Not sure why they can't build the tower over in Taylor Yard, just across the road in San Fernando. Why must it be right next to residential structures?