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City Proposes Granting Permit For Cell Tower Near Shoreline

By KBJR News 1

City Proposes Granting Permit For Cell Tower Near Shoreline

August 6, 2010 Updated Oct 21, 2009 at 5:46 PM CDT

AT&T is looking to construct a 180-foot tower in close proximity to the Lakeshore in Duluth.

The city is proposing to grant a special permit to the communications company to allow the tower construction at 78th Avenue East.

A wireless communications building would also be built under the proposal.

City councilor Todd Fedora said he expects the plan will draw criticism from residents.

The city says AT&T needs the tower to improve coverage at the junction of Highway 61 and the 'scenic bypass.'

The special permit could be granted this upcoming Monday.