About the Project
In an ongoing effort to provide quality wireless service, AT&T and T-Mobile have identified your community as one that will benefit from improved network coverage.
Milestone Towers is proposing a wireless telecommunications facility at Mickie Gordon Memorial Park addressed 23229 Carters Farm Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117.
The proposal is for a 150-foot two-toned monopole (brown from the base of the pole to the tree-line height and then grey to top of tower) and will include ground equipment required to operate the facility.
This equipment will be located at the base of the structure in a secure fenced area. AT&T and T-Mobile will be the first wireless carriers to locate on the proposed tower.
The proposed location is shown below. The location / orientation of access road and tower facility may shift slightly with the final survey.
Update #11: The Special Exception (SPEX 2021-0053) and Commission Permit (CMPT 2021-0014) will go before the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, September 14th @ 6:00 pm
At the July 26th PC Hearing, we heard concerns that the monopole could be extended as allowed under the federal law to an overall height of 170 ft, which is 20 ft greater than what was proposed (150 ft).
To allay concerns regarding a potential future height extension – we have agreed to reduce the height to 130 ft so that the total overall height of the monopole will never exceed 150 ft. If approved, Milestone would submit a Section 6409 application for the additional 20 ft of height – which will result in a total overall height of 150 ft.
In addition to the height adjustment, we have also committed to using all native plant species in our landscape plan. Supplemental reports have been provided by licensed professional engineers certifying the structural integrity of the monopole and that the radio frequency emissions of the site will comply with FCC’s exposure guidelines. Lastly, a real property valuation report by a licensed property appraiser has been provided with commentary and analysis of monopoles and property values.
Below is information on how to participate or share feedback with the Board for the 9/14 hearing:
– Email: you can send an email to email@example.com (this goes to all members of the Board).
– Sign up to speak at the Board Hearing: by attending the hearing and signing up to speak upon arrival OR by signing up in advance by contacting the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246. Board Room, County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia
Update #10: The Special Exception (SPEX 2021-0053) and Commission Permit (CMPT 2021-0014) will go before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 26th @ 6:00 pm.
Update #9: We have submitted our Special Exception (SPEX=2021-053) and Commission Permit (CMPT-2021-014) applications to the county. They are currently under review by staff. We will update this page once a date is set for the Planning Commission public meeting.
Update #8: Thank you for voting in the pole color poll – the two-toned option received 44.4% of the votes. You can view the archived poll here.
Update #7: We are soliciting feedback on monopole color options – galvanized (grey), brown, and two-toned (i.e, brown from the base of the pole to treeline height and then grey to top). Please visit the “What Will It Look Like Page”, review the photos, and submit your preference. The poll will close on 9/17 – an update will be provided in this space on poll results and next steps.
Update #6: Thank you for voting in the location poll – Location 2 received 78% of the votes. We will post a new poll for options on the color of the pole on 9/3 with photos taken from Location 2 (northwest of cricket field). You can view the archived poll here.
Update #5: Click here to view the online Town Hall held Wednesday, August 25th.
Update #4: Visit the “What Will It Look Like” page to view photo simulations of the tower and provide your location preference. And join us at the online community Town Hall on 8/25 @ 6:30 pm by registering from the Town Hall page.
Update #3: Due to thunderstorms forecasted for Wednesday, August 18th the balloon fly has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 19th 2:00 – 6:00 pm.
Update #2: We are moving forward with the balloon fly Saturday, August 14th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Update #1: There are two upcoming community events:
Community Balloon Fly: On Saturday, August 14th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & Wednesday, August 18th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm two balloons will be flown simultaneously from both proposed locations at the height of the proposed tower (155′ – reduced from 185′) to provide a visual reference for the tower.
(In case of bad weather the balloon fly will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 15th from 8:00 to 12:00 pm/Thursday, August 19th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. The decision will be made based on the weather forecast and posted here on the Home Page by 6 pm night before.)
Milestone is also offering to take photos of the balloons from private property. Interested property owners can submit their addresses via the form on the Balloon Fly webpage. Photos from the initial balloon fly will be posted on the project website to review in advance of the Town Hall Meeting.
Note: photos will only be taken by Milestone on August 14th/15th.
Online Town Hall: On Wednesday, August 25th @ 6:30 pm we will hold an online Town Hall webinar consisting of a short presentation followed by a question and answer time. Registration is required and can be completed on the Town Hall page.
1. Due Diligence
Survey, FAA, FCC, NEPA, Phase 1, Geotechnical Analysis.
2. Land Use
Balloon Fly, Town Hall, Special Use Permit & Commission Permit Applications, Staff Review, Planning Commission Public Hearing, Board of Supervisors Public Hearing.
Conduct Bid Walk, Submit Site Plan and Building Permit applications.
Tower construction = 4-6 weeks | Carrier construction = 4-6 weeks on average
On-site supervision by Construction Manager
5. Site Maintenance
Four visits per year for site maintenance | Remove trash, debris, check signage.
2-4 visits per year for carrier modifications.
With over 20years experience, Milestone Towers is the leading developer of wireless infrastructure and cell towers in partnership with school, government and utility landowners.