Following multiple reviews, a proposed Verizon cell tower appears headed to final approval through the Denver and Stapleton review processes. The 50-foot tall tower would be located on a 10 foot by 13 foot parcel located on the northwest corner of the Shiny Happy Car Wash property at 2975 Iola St. This Eastbridge site is bound by MLK Blvd., Iola Street and E. 29th Avenue. The metal tower will be configured with three legs and will feature a fully functioning traditional clock face on all three faces. Materials and colors for the tower and clock face are yet to be determined. Ground-level equipment will be screened by an eight-foot tall masonry [verify] wall for which Verizon obtained a zoning variance from Denver (above the standard six foot height limit).
Verizon representatives said the tower is required to improve 4G data and voice service for Stapleton residents, with customer demand for wireless service growing between 25 and 50 percent annually. The tower will be “co-locatable” meaning it can accommodate either other cellular companies or public safety agencies.