City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
14-O-1021
Quadrennialy Terminated
Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ATLANTA ZONING ORDINANCE SO AS TO REPEAL SEC. 16-25.002(3)(i); TO CREATE SEC. 16-25.002(4); TO AMEND SEC. 16-
29.001 (DEFINITIONS) AND TO AMEND VARIOUS ZONING DISTRICTS SO AS TO REGULATE THE PLACEMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFICATION OF PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 5 Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

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Body

WHEREAS, since adoption of the current zoning ordinance controls governing personal wireless service facilities, commonly referred to as cell towers, various state and federal laws and regulations have been enacted; and

 

 

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the public, health, safety and welfare to amend the text of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance to regulate the placement, construction and modification of personal wireless service facilities so as to align local zoning controls with such laws and regulations.

 

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

Section 1. Section 16-25.002(3)(i) of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance and regulating antennas,  except  satellite  receiving  dish  antennas  regulated  under  section  16-

28.08(11), is hereby repealed in its entirety.

 

 

Section 2. There is hereby created a new Section 16-25.002(4) of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance entitled "Personal Wireless Service Facilities" and which shall read as follows:

 

 

(4) Personal Wireless Service Facilities. No special permit shall be issued  unless it is determined that, in addition to meeting the requirements set forth within the district within which such special permit is located and Sec. 16-25.002(3), the requirements of this subsection  regulating the placement, construction,  and modification   of personal wireless service facilities have been met. The terms "personal wireless service facilities" and "personal wireless services" used herein shall have the same meaning as these terms are defined by federal law.

 

a. Statement of Intent. The intent of this subsection is as follows:

i.                            To encourage the joint use of new and existing tower sites among personal wireless service providers;

ii. To locate telecommunications  towers, ground equipment, and antennas, hereafter called "personal wireless service facilities", in areas where adverse impacts on the community are minimized.

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Meeting History

Jan 6, 2014 12:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO ZONING REVIEW BOARD AND ZONING COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED AND FILED PER CHARTER SECTION 2-407 WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:QUADRENNIALY TERMINATED