The City of Palm Coast has amended its ordinance relating to the development of wireless infrastructure in order to attract carrier network enhancements and improve wireless service throughout the City. The City worked with wireless infrastructure company Diamond Communications LLC ("Diamond") to develop a Wireless Master Plan that identified service gaps and developed solutions that could efficiently mitigate those gaps. The Wireless Master Plan and amendment to the ordinance were approved unanimously by the Palm Coast City Council on Feb, 6, 2018.
The amended ordinance identifies 29 Palm Coast or publicly owned parcels on which monopoles up to 150 ft. may be constructed. The earlier ordinance contained strict height, location and site visibility parameters. Developments of such monopoles will be subject only to an expedited administrative and building permit review. In addition, the ordinance removed a requirement for carriers to flush mount or conceal their antennas on poles developed on properties included in the Wireless Master Plan.
"Palm Coast has taken a great first step with the approval of the Wireless Master Plan and ordinance revision," said Peter Woodbury, President of Site Management at Diamond. "They have demonstrated their commitment to improving wireless service and have let the carriers know that they are serious about facilitating future deployments in the City."
"The City of Palm Coast is committed to improving cell service for our residents and businesses, and this will allow us to achieve that goal," said Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon. "We look forward to working with cell carriers to develop additional antennas in Palm Coast."
For inquiries regarding possible colocation of wireless equipment on Palm Coast's infrastructure or properties, contact Randy Kilgore, Business Development Manager at Diamond, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Palm Coast
One of Florida's fastest-growing and newest cities (incorporated 1999), Palm Coast is a Florida paradise - situated on 70 miles of canals and the Intracoastal Waterway and just minutes from pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches. Active lifestyle and the natural environment go hand-in-hand here, with residents and visitors enjoying 125+ miles of connecting trails and City amenities including parks, a pool, a tennis center, a golf course and a community center.
About Diamond Communications LLC
Diamond Communications LLC is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey with offices in nine states throughout the U.S. Diamond is one of the largest private U.S. wireless infrastructure companies and manages approximately 200,000 properties and structures across the country. Diamond has longstanding relationships with the major wireless carriers, regional carriers, first responders and other wireless users. Please visit our website at www.diamondcomm.com.