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Hillsborough Cell Tower

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gregb

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The next round of hearings should be filled with fireworks when the citizens of one of the wealthiest cities in California question the appraiser for Verizon, in its quest to bring a cell tower to a residential neighborhood. And, the cell tower is meant, at least in part, to benefit the 2,200 residents who live in the hood, those using Verizon.

http://www.centraljersey.com/news/h...cle_fa61375e-90bd-11e6-9caa-c71fcc9a26d7.html
 

hastalavista

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I think the Hillsborough in question is located in New Jersey.

Here's the site (I think):
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Not knowing that market but just looking at the area, it is hard for me to believe that a cell tower couldn't be constructed in a manner that wouldn't cause much (if any) external obsolescence to the neighboring residential properties.
 

hastalavista

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You know what's interesting in looking at this fire station? There is no vertical tower for drying the fire hoses. Maybe that is what the hubbub is about (here, an ideal location for a cell tower would be on top of the drying-tower, if that is what they call it).
 

timd354

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You know what's interesting in looking at this fire station? There is no vertical tower for drying the fire hoses. Maybe that is what the hubbub is about (here, an ideal location for a cell tower would be on top of the drying-tower, if that is what they call it).
An interesting comment was posted on the web site which rings true to me:

"I have said this many times, the younger folks buying your house don't want to live in a dead zone. They will walk away and buy another house somewhere else. Get with the times. Fix the darn dead zone already"

I also live in a very residential township where there are cell phone towers located at fire stations, on churches, and in parks and it seems to me that nobody cares and that these cell phone towers have absolutely zero effect on the value of nearby residential properties. I think it likely that the fire station itself (if it is a busy station) would have more of negative effect on nearby residential proeprty values than any cell phone tower located on or near the fire station property.
 

CANative

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Everyone likes 5 bars.
You know what's interesting in looking at this fire station? There is no vertical tower for drying the fire hoses. Maybe that is what the hubbub is about (here, an ideal location for a cell tower would be on top of the drying-tower, if that is what they call it).

Not all hose types need drying before storage. And there are several different types of hose dryers for those that do (pull-up racks, flat layout racks, tables, etc.)
 

Walter Kirk

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This is New Jersey for heaven's sake. EVERYTHING is within 1000 feet of something. I have a cell tower within that distance from my office (also located near a former fire station) and another atop the water tower three blocks from my house. Having spent my career appraising in N.J. I totally agree with the phone company's appraiser.
 

Michael S

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An interesting comment was posted on the web site which rings true to me:

"I have said this many times, the younger folks buying your house don't want to live in a dead zone. They will walk away and buy another house somewhere else. Get with the times. Fix the darn dead zone already"

I also live in a very residential township where there are cell phone towers located at fire stations, on churches, and in parks and it seems to me that nobody cares and that these cell phone towers have absolutely zero effect on the value of nearby residential properties. I think it likely that the fire station itself (if it is a busy station) would have more of negative effect on nearby residential proeprty values than any cell phone tower located on or near the fire station property.

There's a fire station just outside my neighborhood - about 1,500 feet from my house. At night with the windows open a crack I can easily hear their siren when they pull out on a call.

I can't really see a cell phone tower negatively impacting residential property values. They're invisible to most people, just part of the background. Maybe if it was in your backyard or literally next door but much beyond that - who cares?
 

Terrel L. Shields

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I wish I had one on my place... $600 a month would come in handy.
 
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