AT & T is looking at the campus of the now-closed Edison Elementary School as a possible location to install a cell phone tower, according to company representatives.
The company plans to discuss the site, which is located at the northeast intersection of at the intersection Glenrose and Palm, with the Pasadena Unified School District before filing an application, according to Stephanie Rosa a spokeswoman for the company. She said the company hopes to go before the PUSD Board some time in the next few months.
That site is the only location the company is currently considering, Rosa said.
If the PUSD board is interested in leasing the site, then AT & T would next file an application with the county, a process that can take months or even years. As part of that process, the proposal would go before the Altadena Town Council.
AT & T had a proposed tower in a wash area on Loma Alta Drive last June after neighbors appealed an initial planning deparment decision to grant the permit. The project was supported by the Town Council, and many wrote letters of support for it, though there was also a sizable opposition to the project.
Adam Wolfson, a PUSD spokesman, said the Edison campus is used for adult special education, staff development and district meetings. He said he had not heard of AT & T's interest but said he would find out if anybody in the district's facilities department had.
He noted in an email that the district will generally make an agreement on cell towers if the "situation/location is appropriate" and said they generate "much-needed" revenue for the district.
Rosa said the company does not yet know what type of tower they would install, how large it would be and what kind of aesthetic design the company would consider.