BZA to consider data pole request Tuesday

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Jun 19, 2013 - 01:38 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Zoning Appeals will consider three applications during a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the colonial courthouse.

Stuart Squier of GDNsites on behalf of Celico Partnership, trading as Verizon Wireless, VerizonSouth, Inc., property owner, has requested a special exception for establishment of a temporary, 80-foot high, wooden data pole at 6534 Main Street. The property, located in the Ware Magisterial District, is zoned Village Business (B-2).

Planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz, who also serves as the interim zoning administrator, said the data pole is being requested for temporary use until the same applicant can place a tower on an adjacent parcel. The BZA will consider two separate applications related to this matter during Tuesday’s meeting, one on the temporary permit and the other for the permanent structure.

The data pole is classified as a commercial communications facility type VI, a public notice said, while the tower would be a commercial communications facility type IV.

The tower being sought would replace an existing 155-foot monopole, a notice said, and also be in the Ware district and zoned B-2.

On a separate matter, the board will consider an appeal by Walter N. Alford, agent for Edgehill Town Center LLC, property owner. Alford is appealing Ducey-Ortiz’s determination not to issue any more zoning permits for the Edgehill Town Center on Main Street until the applicant submits and receives approval of a site plan for the work conducted at the center in violation of the existing zoning permit.