Franklin Zoning Ordinance

05 92 Chapter Principal Uses USE REGULATIONS Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 separation requirements; and 3) A tower that is being rebuilt to accommodate the collocation of an additional antenna may be moved within 50 feet of its existing location, or elsewhere on the site, as determined by the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services. After the tower is rebuilt to accommodate collocation, only one tower may remain on the site. The relocation of a tower shall in no way be deemed to cause a violation of this Subsection. 10. Administrative Appeal If an administrative final action is for disapproval, then the applicant may file an appeal to the FMPC. 11. FMPC Final Action Except for telecommunications towers approved administratively in accordance with Clause 5.1.4.T.9, Administrative Final Action, all other towers or antennas must obtain approval by the FMPC, pursuant to Section 20.12, Site Plan. 12. Approval Criteria The applicable review body shall consider the following criteria in approving applications for towers and antennas and may impose conditions necessary to minimize adverse effects of proposed towers or antennas on adjoining properties: a. The applicable standards of the zoning district; b. The standards in this Subsection and other applicable standards in this Ordinance; c. Tower or antenna height; d. Surrounding topography; e. Surrounding tree coverage and foliage; f. Proposed ingress and egress; and g. Availability of suitable existing towers, other structures, or alternative technologies that do not require a tower or structure. No new tower shall be permitted unless the applicant submits evidence that meets one of the following criteria that no existing tower, structure, or alternative technology can accommodate the applicant’s proposed antenna: i. No existing towers or structures are located within the geographic area that meets the applicant’s engineering conditions consistent with these requirements; ii. Existing towers or structures are of insufficient height to meet the applicant’s engineering requirements, or they have insufficient structural strength to support the applicant’s proposed antenna and related equipment; iii. The applicant’s proposed antenna would cause electromagnetic interference with the antenna on the existing towers or structures, or the antenna on the existing towers or structures would cause interference with the applicant’s proposed antenna; iv. The fees, costs, or contractual provisions required by the owner in order to share an existing tower or structure, or to adapt