NEW PERMIT APPLICATION
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered television broadcasters to “repack” their transmissions into a smaller portion of the signal spectrum, freeing up space for wireless communications. This means new channel assignments, and new antennas for the broadcasters. Sutro Tower Inc. has filed a permit application with the San Francisco Planning Department to install replacement antennas for current Sutro Tower stations, and new antennas for other stations that need to move to the tower.
PREVIOUS BUILDING PERMITS
Sutro Tower received approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission in March 2015 to install additional antennas and for site improvements. Here are the permit applications that were approved:
Building Permit #: 2015-12-08-4464
The client replaced three old microwave antennas with three new microwave antennas.
Building Permit Number: 2016-0216-9652
This project proposes to move dish antennas back from the edge of the building and install a translucent screen on the eastern side of the building facing the reservoir.
Antenna Screening Elevation
Permit Number: 2015-07-21-2069
This client installed one 68-pound antenna on the North leg of the tower at 230 feet above ground.
This project replaced the trees and shrubs removed in previous years from SFPUC property, restored some plants removed by previously approved projects, and changed some elements of the building to make it more appealing to hikers at Summit Reservoir. Permit Numbers: 2016.02.16.9635, 2016.02.16.9652