We reported on the initial application from Verizon to construct a cell tower between the Armory and the Fire station to the west. The original application called for an 80′ tower and at the time we were told that a stealth tower (disguised as a tree or giant lumberjack) wouldn’t be allowed. Thanks to the folks at the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Boise , all that has changed.
Work has started on the foundation and infrastructure for the tower under a “conditional use permit for a wireless communication facility that includes a “65-foot tall monopole designed to resemble a tree.” Zoning for the Armory is a C-2/DA (General Commercial with a Development Agreement) zone. A variance to reduce the side yard setback is included” to reduce the impact on the Armory property.
See attachments for plan views and representations.