Franklin Zoning Ordinance

05 90 Chapter Principal Uses USE REGULATIONS Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 4. Separation Distances Between Existing and Proposed Towers The minimum separation between a new tower or an existing tower to be modified or rebuilt to a taller height and an existing tower shall comply with the table below: Tower Type Lattice or Guyed Tower Monopole 60 Feet in Height or Less Monopole Greater than 60 Feet in Height Lattice or Guyed 5,000 feet 5,000 feet 1,500 feet Monopole 60 Feet in Height or Less 750 feet 250 feet 750 feet Monopole Greater than 60 Feet in Height 1,500 feet 750 feet 1,500 feet Notes: 1. Required separation distances are measured from the base of the existing tower to the base of the proposed tower. 2. Measurements shall be measured from the outer perimeter of the towers included in an AM array (excluding guy anchors). 3. Additional towers and antennas may be constructed on a lot with existing towers and antennas and its associated structures. 5. Fall Radius Requirements Towers shall be located so that there is sufficient radius of land around the tower so that its collapse will be contained on the property where located. A professional engineer licensed under the guidelines of the State of Tennessee shall certify technical documentation concerning the tower fall radius. 6. Aesthetic Requirements a. Towers shall have either a galvanized steel finish or be painted a neutral color to reduce visual obtrusiveness, subject to any applicable FAA standards. b. The design of the buildings, related structures, and equipment cabinets shall use colors, landscaping, materials, screening, and textures that will blend them into the natural setting and surrounding buildings. c. If an antenna is installed on a structure other than a tower, then the antenna and supporting electrical and mechanical equipment shall be of a neutral color that is identical to, or closely compatible with, the color of the supporting structure so as to make the antenna and related equipment as visually unobtrusive as possible. 7. Landscape and Fencing a. In addition to landscape otherwise required, tower facilities shall be landscaped with plant materials that effectively screen the view of the tower compound and groundbased equipment from off-site view. b. Existing mature tree growth and natural landforms on the site shall be preserved to the maximum extent practicable. In some cases, such as towers sited on large, wooded lots, natural growth around the property perimeter may be accepted as effective screening. c. Towers and related appurtenances, such as guy wire anchors, shall be