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New Stealth Site under construction

This new T-Mobile stealth site is still under construction

New Stealth Site under construction
adgsteve, Apr 28, 2006
Location / Street Address:
1212 SW Holden St
Structure Type:
Attached to or on a building
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
PCS 1900 MHz
Number of Carriers:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
    • adgsteve
      Here are some close ups of the site -
      There are two of these on the roof of this building, one on each end -

      You can see the cover being installed on the other end of the building, although you can't see it in this picture is has a brick pattern to make it look like a chimney -

      This site is across the street from this Cingular stealth site - http://gallery.wirelessadvisor.com/showimage.php?i=1035&c=51
    • Andy
      Interesting. So I guess in Seattle, they use stealth sites a lot, especially in residential areas?
      Here in my area, there are rarely stealth sites, whether in residential or business areas.
    • adgsteve
      They didn't so much in the past but they are using them more and more now. So there are lot's of both stealth and non-stealth sites around here, in both residential and business areas. I've seen a stealthed Nextel site on the same rooftop as a non-stealthed T-Mobile site.
    • Andy
      Maybe there are new restrictions that make it easier for stealth sites to get approved???
    • ShoresGuy
      I think the fact that they're concealed makes the major difference already in getting them approved more easily.
    • adgsteve
      Yeah, a couple years ago the Mayor tried to pass an ordinance against new cell sites in residential neighborhoods. It didn't get any support, but I think stealth sites are still easier to get permitted.
    • chuikov
      Yeah, you guys are definitely right. Offering to 'stealth' the site can help even if the municipality does not have a specific ordinance requiring it.

      Another layer of approvals can be necessary from historic boards in cities with historic districts. For example, if the site is in view of an historic hotel or other building, the carrier might have to go through a series of meetings to convince everyone that the stealthing will look decent.

      I'll look for the photos of the completed chimneys.
    • adgsteve
      A small update, I pass this everyday, and now on the Cingular site across the street, there's a Land Use sign saying that Clearwire LLC applied for a permit to put 3 panels and 2 microwave dishes on the building. I wonder if they are going to stealth them? I'll be watching, but it may be a while. I think those signs have to be posted for 30 to 90 days before the permit process can go forward. Who knows how long it will be before installation can begin.
      Oh, and this T-Mobile site remains unchanged so far, I wonder when they plan on finishing it. :p
    • n7ryy
      Cingular has plans for two more stealth sites in Clark County (Vancouver), WA. One is going to be a flagpole, and the other is a wood structure next to a church with supports for colocation.
    • adgsteve
      Well, this site is finished now, but I don't have pic's of it yet. I'm quite dissappointed. They didn't continue the Brick pattern all the way down, it's only on the panels shown here. Below they just wrapped it with flat panels with no texture at all. Looks dumb.
      Oh, and the Clearwire site across the street is finished, and they did NOT stealth it. Strange.
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