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Proposed 400-foot communications tower met with opposition in west Boca Raton

Posted at 5:52 AM, Jun 06, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — West Boca Raton residents and business owners are not happy about the construction of a proposed 40-story communications tower.

The tower would go up on the southeast corner of the Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course. It’s roughly 400 feet tall, which is like four Jupiter Inlet lighthouses stacked on top of each other.

Hundreds of residents and business owners opposed say the proposed tower is unnecessary and will be too close in proximity to two existing towers. Some say the tower would pose safety and health risks.

On Thursday, the Palm Beach County Zoning Commission voted to discuss the tower at the county commission meeting later this month on June 18.