Cuddy & Feder Obtains Approvals for a 185’ Monopole Facility for Emergency Communications in the Hamptons
Cuddy & Feder’s Telecommunications Practice Partners, Christopher Fisher and Lucia Chiocchio, secured special permit and site plan approvals on behalf of American Tower for a 185’ monopole facility in East Hampton New York. The tower facility will allow critical emergency communications by the Town of East Hampton as well as reliable wireless services including emergency services by the major wireless carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and DISH – in the hamlet of Springs. The new tower will replace a 60’ tall monopole used by Verizon. In addition to the evidence from the town’s emergency communications department regarding the need for the tower facility, anecdotal evidence from the neighborhood established the lack of reliable wireless service in Springs for several years, which some viewed as a threat to public health and safety. While the tower facility would provide needed critical wireless services, the location presented some sensitive environmental concerns that had to be fully evaluated and mitigated.
Cuddy & Feder’s attorneys were key strategists of the American Tower team throughout the municipal zoning process that resulted in approvals for this important infrastructure within six months.