Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Supplemental Use Standards 3.11 Supplemental Use Standards – Infrastructure


d. The frequency, modulation and class of service of radio or other transmitting equipment for each frequency band or type of service that the applicant will provide from the facility upon completion of construction; e. The maximum transmission power capability of all radios, as designed, located at the WTF; f. The actual intended transmission power stated as the maximum effective radiated power (ERP), both in dBm’s and watts; g. Written acknowledgement that any new telecommunications tower shall be managed so as not to restrict, prevent or prohibit competition among carriers; h. The written disclosure of any condition in existence prior to submission of the application that would limit or preclude the ability of the applicant to share any new Telecommunication Tower that it constructs; i. If increasing the height, profile, or footprint of, or the number of attachments to, an existing WTF: i. The age of the tower in years, including the date of the grant of the original permit; ii. A description of the type of tower, e.g. guyed, self-supporting lattice or monopole iii. The make, model, type and manufacturer of the facility and the structural design calculations, certified by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State, proving the facility’s capability to safely accommodate the facilities of the applicant without change or modification or if any change or modification of the facility is needed, a detailed narrative explaining what changes are needed, why they are needed and who will be responsible to assure that the changes are made; j. Application for New WTF or a Substantial Modification of an Existing Facility versus an application for an Eligible Facility. The applicant shall be required to submit a written report demonstrating its meaningful efforts to secure shared use of existing Wireless Telecommunications Facilities or the use of structures within the town that are at or above the surrounding tree height or the tallest obstruction and are within one mile of the proposed tower. Copies of written requests and responses for shared use shall be provided to the town in the application, along with any letters of rejection stating the reason for rejection. k. A Visual Impact Assessment, which shall include: i. A computer generated “Zone of Visibility Map” at a minimum of one mile radius from the proposed structure to illustrate locations from which the proposed installation may be seen, with and without foliage; ii. Photo simulations of “before and after” views from key viewpoints inside of the town as may be appropriate and required, including but not limited to state highways and other major roads, state and local parks, other public lands, historic districts, preserves and historic sites normally open to the public, and from any other location where the site is highly visible. Guidance will be provided concerning the appropriate key sites at the pre-application meeting. The applicant shall provide a map showing the locations of where the pictures were taken and the distance(s) of each location from the proposed structure;

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


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