Written by Jennifer, A resident of Granada Towers
You see it when you are coming down Park Avenue. You see it when you are crossing over the Michael A. Valente Bridge. It once was a beautiful piece of architecture in the heart of Long Beach. But as you are aware, Granada Towers is not in the best shape right now. Now whenever I see my building from afar, besides being draped in scaffolding, all I see is a monstrous metal structure on top of my home.
Sometime back in July 2012, a team of contractors began building this cell phone antennae “sled” on top of my home. Imagine walking out into your backyard and looking up to see nine cell phone antennae beaming down on you!?!?!
Never in a million years would I have thought something like this would be permitted. While the City of Long Beach has granted AT&T “temporary” permission to do this, AT&T wants to make this new location permanent.
If you are able to attend the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to help me fight AT&T’s application for a variance, the meeting is this Thursday 1/24 at 7 pm at City Hall on the 6th Floor.
Please help me protect my home and preserve a landmark building in the heart of our beloved City. If we, the people of Long Beach don’t, who will?
For more info, please check out my blog: http://talesfromthepenthouse.