New Verizon tower expected to be built soon

A new Verizon cell phone tower that was approved to be built in the township nearly a year ago is expected to go up within a few weeks, according to township officials.
Kyle Moroney
Jan 11, 2012


Last February, the Grand Haven Township Planning Commission approved a special land use request from Verizon to build a wireless communication tower in the township’s industrial area near 172nd Avenue and Johnson Street. The 120-foot-monopole tower will also include a triangular antenna platform.

Nearly a year has passed and the tower has yet to be built.

Verizon has until the end of next month to submit its building plans for the tower to the township or face another round of site plan approval.

“Their special land use plan is only good through the end of February,” said Township Manager Bill Cargo. “A special land use is only good for a year — it’s not a year yet. If they can get their building permit to us before the end of February, they’re fine.”

According to a Jan. 7 memo from Cargo, “the building application is expected within the next few days.”

Once the building permit for the tower is submitted to the township, Cargo said the tower should go up “very quickly.”

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