Peter’s Mountain Tower Approved

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors have approved the construction of a much-debated 110-foot-tall tower in the northeast corner of Albemarle County. The tower is the last of six towers to be approved for the area’s new 800MHz radio system, which will tie together the Charlottesville, Albemarle and UVa police and rescue departments so that they can communicate directly with one another. The reason that the tower was debated was because it will be located in the Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District which, as the Piedmont Environmental Council points out, should be protected from visual intrusions like a radio tower. WVIR had the story on this evening’s broadcast.

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