Cellular connectivity has become an increasingly important part of our everyday lives. Cell phones used to be just a way of making a phone call when you were away from home or work. Now we use smart phones and tablets to shop, find restaurants, compare prices, buy movie tickets, bank, navigate, stay in touch through social media sites, and to dial or text 911.
Wireless connectivity has become an essential tool for most families and businesses, but it is particularly critical for our police and fire agencies. In response, more and more communities are preparing Wireless Master Plans (WMPs) to help guild the development and construction of wireless infrastructure. The City of Grand Junction and Mesa County are joining together to begin the planning process for our communities.
The purpose of the WMP is similar to the goals and objectives of other long-range infrastructure plans, such as roadway improvements and the extension of water and sewer lines. The WMP for cell tower sites combines land-use planning strategies with radio frequency engineering models to create an illustrative planning tool to help manage the development of future sites. A comprehensive approach to wireless development in Mesa County will help align the needs of wireless broadband service providers with government and community objectives, allowing for infrastructure planning and development that will accommodate multiple providers, improve public safety and help to attract and retain residents and businesses.
The WMP was adopted by the City of Grand Junction City Council on June 1, 2016 and will be considered for adoption by the Mesa County Planning Commission on July 21, 2016.
Wireless Master Plan
Wireless Infrastructure Inventory
The Wireless Infrastructure Sites may also be accessed using the City’s GIS by clicking on the link below. Scroll down the Map Legend and check the “Towers” checkbox to highlight the tower locations on the map.
|Meeting Date||Supporting Documents||Meeting Video|
|June 30, 2015 Kickoff Meeting||Handout||Video|
|August 26, 2015 Stakeholder Meeting||Presentation||Video|
|December 7, 2015 Stakeholder Meeting||Presentation||Video|
|April 5, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting||Presentation||Video|
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