Cell Tower Coming to Greenwood?

Yes, please. More coverage is desperately needed.

Note that this is a different design and location than the cell tower that was proposed in 2021.

More information on the proposed Greenwood Cell Tower is here.

PROJECT LEAD REVIEWER: Bill Fritz    [email protected]

PROJECT LEAD REVIEWER: Kevin McCollum    [email protected]

PROJECT: SP202200011 Verizon – Scruby Property Tier III PWSF 

& SE202200030 Verizon – Scruby Property Tier III PWSF


TAX MAP/PARCEL(S): 05500-00-00-01400

LOCATION: The proposed facility is located adjacent to I-64 approximately 750 feet east of where Route 690 (Greenwood Station Road) crosses I-64.  

PROPOSAL:  The applicant proposes to construct a 140-foot-tall monopole tower to be used as a Personal Wireless Facility.  The facility will include a lease area with ground equipment.  The applicant has also requested a special exception to allow the antenna to be mounted 18 inches from the face of the tower instead of 12 inches.

PETITION: Tier III Personal Wireless Service facilities are permitted by special use permit in the RA, Rural Areas district in accord with Chapter 18, Section 10.2.2(48) of the Code of Albemarle.  A special exception request may be made in accord with Chapter 18, Section 5.1 of the Code of Albemarle.

ZONING: RA, Rural Areas – agricultural, forestal, and fishery uses; residential density (0.5 unit/acre in development lots)

OVERLAY DISTRICT(S): EC- Entrance Corridor – – Overlay to protect properties of historic, architectural or cultural significance from visual impacts of development along routes of tourist access  


COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Rural Areas – preserve and protect agricultural, forestal, open space, and natural, historic and scenic resources/residential density 0.5 unit/acre in development lots. Rural Areas 3 Comp Plan Area.

Keep in mind that this is a different site and design as the one that was proposed in 2021. This the the Daily Progress story from January 2021. (read the whole thing)

Community members are questioning the location of a proposed cell tower in western Albemarle County.

The tower is proposed for slightly south of Interstate 64 along Greenwood Station Road. Verizon wants to build a 94-foot-tall monopole with two antenna arrays on the site, and will need a special-use permit from the Board of Supervisors.

During a community meeting Monday, nearby property owners questioned the selection process of the site and why the tower was not being proposed for somewhere else.

(PDF of that story is here, for when the Daily Progress inevitably changes their URL structure)

And for some of the twitter conversation from 2021.

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