Via City of Mesa
By Richard Dyer | YourValley
New freestanding communication facilities are to be constructed by Google Fiber to provide wired internet at two Mesa locations.
The Mesa Board of Adjustment voted 4-0 on May 3 to approve special use permits and a substantial conformance improvement permit as part of a consent agenda with other items. Vice Chair Nicole Lynam and board members Chris Jones and Ethel Hoffman were absent.
Gilbert, University hut
A special use permit for vacant land north of East University Drive and east of North Gilbert Road will allow the development of a new freestanding communication facility and the reduction in the number of required parking spaces. A substantial conformance improvement permit will allow deviations from certain development standards to allow for the development of the facility in the office commercial zoning district.
The equipment for the facility will be installed in a 1,664-square-foot lease area on a concrete foundation and will serve residents remotely. The facility will be screened from public view by an 8-foot-tall concrete masonry unit block wall with two access gates, Planner Chloe Durfee Daniel said in a written staff report.