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Small Cell Design Guidelines

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Please see our Small Cell Request for Information, open from December 23, 2019 - January 10, 2020.

These Guidelines (Guidelines) set forth and establish the procedures, requirements, and design standards for location of Small Cell Wireless Communication Facilities (Small Cell WCF) within Town of Breckenridge rights of way (ROW). In order to facilitate public access to a wide range
of telecommunication, broadband, and wireless services and in accordance with Sections 29-27-401, et seq., Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), Sections 38-5.5-101, et seq., C.R.S., and the applicable provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including Sections 253 and 332,
and as interpreted by Federal Communications Commission Order 18-133 (Sept. 26, 2018), Small Cell WCF are authorized to be located within publicly owned or controlled ROW, subject to the consent of the jurisdiction controlling the ROW.

In order to accommodate such Small Cell WCF and facilitate public access to wireless communication in a manner that does not create a safety concern for the traveling public or otherwise create the unsightly or overly congested use of the ROW by such facilities, the Director of the Department of Community Development of the Town of Breckenridge hereby establishes the following design standards for such facilities proposed to be located in Town-owned or controlled street ROW.

The following design standards and procedures for location of Small Cell WCF within the ROW are intended to ensure a complete, thorough, and consistent review of these proposals, without creating barriers to the deployment of wireless communication services in accordance with state and federal law. These design standards may be revised as appropriate and in accordance with state and federal law to address technological changes in the telecommunication industry or as may be necessary to provide for the efficient, safe, and appropriate function of the Town’s ROW.

These Guidelines are to be interpreted in accordance with the ordinances, rules, and regulations of the Town of Breckenridge, as amended from time to time. These Guidelines do not themselves repeal or amend Section 9-1-19-50A, “Policy 50 (Absolute) Wireless Communications Facilities,” of the Town of Breckenridge Development Code, codified as Chapter 1 of Title 9 of the Breckenridge Town Code (Development Code). If there is a conflict between these Guidelines and any ordinance, the ordinance shall control.

Click on the link below to download a complete copy of the Design Guidelines: 
Small Cell Procedures and Design Guidelines