Ellis Pond Small Cell Application Withdrawn
Last week, after reviewing City and neighborhood feedback, Crown Castle notified the City of Mercer Island that they were withdrawing the application for WCF19-020, the proposed small cell on a new pole adjacent to Ellis Pond. Earlier that week, Crown Castle met with representatives from the city and the Ellis Pond neighborhood to walk the area and identify alternative options that would have less impacts in the neighborhood and would still meet the technical requirements of Crown Castle and Verizon. An existing pole, to the south of the WCF19-020 location at the intersection of SE 47th St & 91st Ave SE, was been identified. Crown Castle engineers have evaluated the new location and found that it does meet their technical specifications. They have notified the City that they will be submitting a new application to replace the existing pole and install small cell equipment at this location.