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BRIEF: AT&T cell tower approved at Presbyterian Church of the Master

February 13, 2014

By Christopher Yee, The Orange County Register

Feb. 13--MISSION VIEJO -- Plans for a new AT&T wireless telecommunications facility at Presbyterian Church of the Master are moving forward.

At its monthly meeting on Monday, the Planning and Transportation Commission approved a petition submitted by Tim Miller of Trillium Consulting to construct the cellular tower inside the existing church tower visible from the corner of Marguerite and Oso parkways.

According to the city staff report, the only visible changes to the tower will be blue acrylic tiles added to fill in the cut-out openings behind the crosses on the tower. The crosses on the tower's four sides will be replaced with exact replicas made of materials that broadcast radio frequency.

In addition to the tower, Trillium also intends to build an AT&T storage facility at the church. The facility, which is to be styled like the nearby sanctuary building, will be roughly 15 feet by 9 feet and 12 feet high.

This is the second cell tower for the church. In 1999, Airtouch Cellular, now Verizon Wireless, constructed a tower made to look like a pine tree in the church parking lot.

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