The Pleasanton Planning Commission, in a unanimous vote, has approved a bid by AT&T Wireless to install a faux pine communications pole in Valley Business Park, which is located on Valley Avenue near Stanley Boulevard.
Once installed, the business park could be the site of Pleasanton's tallest pine "tree," one that AT&T said will improve wireless communications for its cell phone users on the area, including Vintage Hills, Autumn Glen and other neighborhoods where "lost signal" complaints have been most frequent.
The 60-foot-tall monopine will include a 17-foot-high platform for related wireless equipment behind the building at 1056 Serpentine Lane. The 69-acre business park includes offices, light industrial facilities, an indoor recreation building and tutorial and private schools.
Pleasanton city staff told the commission that the proposed wireless facility meets the requirements of an ordinance allowing cellphone towers and that the AT&T request conforms to federal rules allowing their construction.