Several Burbank residents met Wednesday to organize a fight against a planned wireless telecommunications facility atop a nearby church. Their battle includes filing three appeals of a decision by the Planning Board allowing the project to move forward.
Board members approved the facility last month, despite the opposition of several residents living near the Little White Church on Avon Street.
The Burbank City Council is scheduled to hear the appeals on May 22.
One of the main issues for residents is that the project will set a precedent.
The T-Mobile project is the first wireless telecommunications facility proposed in a single-family residential area in Burbank since the City Council approved an ordinance in September allowing such a move, as long as the equipment is on a structure, such as a church or school.
The facility's 12 antennas will be placed inside a steeple-like structure on top of the church, while other equipment will be installed on the first floor of the two-story building.