Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Supplemental Use Standards 3.11 Supplemental Use Standards – Infrastructure


all applicable Town, State and Federal Laws, rules, and regulations, unless specifically granted relief by the Commission in writing; b. The construction of the Facility or Complex is legally permissible, including, but not limited to the fact that the Applicant is licensed to do business in the State. 25. Where a certification is called for in this Section, such certification shall bear the signature and seal of a Professional Engineer licensed in the State. 26. A support structure and any and all accessory or associated structures shall maximize the use of building materials, colors and textures designed to blend with the structure to which it may be affixed and to harmonize with the natural surroundings. This shall include the utilization of stealth or camouflage or concealment technology as may be required by the Town. 27. All utilities at a Complex or site shall be installed underground and in compliance with all Laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations of the Town, including specifically, but not limited to applicable electrical codes. 28. At a Facility or Complex needing vehicular access, an access road, parking and turn around space for emergency vehicles shall be provided to assure adequate emergency and service access. Maximum use of existing roads, whether public or private, shall be made to the extent practicable. Road construction shall at all times minimize ground disturbance and the cutting of vegetation. Road grades shall closely follow natural contours to assure minimal visual disturbance and reduce soil erosion. If the current access road or turn around space is deemed in disrepair or in need of remedial work to make it serviceable and safe and in compliance with any applicable regulations as determined at a site visit, the Application shall contain a commitment to remedy or restore the road or turn around space so that it is serviceable and safe and in compliance with applicable regulations. 29. All work at a Facility or Complex shall be done in strict compliance with all current applicable technical, safety and safety-related codes adopted by the Town, State, or United States, including but not limited to the most recent edition of the TIA ANSI Code, National Electric Safety Code, the National Electrical Code and the Occupational and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, recommended practices of the National Association of Tower Erectors and accepted and responsible workmanlike industry practices. The codes referred to are codes that include, but are not limited to, construction, building, electrical, fire, safety, health, and land use codes. In the event of a conflict between or among any of the preceding the more stringent shall apply. 30. A holder of a Special Use Permit or Administratively granted permit under this Section shall obtain, at its own expense, all permits and licenses required by applicable law, ordinance, rule, regulation or code, and must maintain the same, in full force and effect, for as long as required by the Town or other governmental entity or agency having jurisdiction over the applicant. 31. Unless such is proven to be technologically impracticable, the Town requires the co- location of new antenna arrays on existing structures, as opposed to the construction of a new Complex or support structure or increasing the height, footprint or profile of a Facility or Complex beyond the conditions of the approved Special Use Permit for an existing Facility or Complex. In instances not qualifying for the Streamlined process the Applicant shall submit a comprehensive report inventorying all existing structures more than fifty feet (50’) in height within one-half (1/2) mile of the location of any proposed new Facility or Complex. 32. An Applicant intending to co-locate on or at an existing Facility or Complex shall be required to document the intent of the existing owner to permit its use by the Applicant.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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