Building Heights Top Amador Planning Commission

Building Heights Top Amador Planning Commission 

Building heights were the main topic of discussion as the Amador County Planning Commission approved a pair of permits that waved county building height requirements. The commission approved a permit to allow the Renwood Winery to construct a 55 foot high antenna a ttheir tasting room at the intersection of Steiner and Upton Roads in the Shenandoah Valley to receive high speed internet service. Members of the public objected to the visual impact of the proposed antenna, and that it would be used only to provide internet service at the winery itself. Project advocates successfully argued that trying to disguise the structure as a tree would not work, and the antenna could be used to provide internet service in the wider area in the future. The commission also approved a permit for a 40 foot high barn and riding area for a property on Shake Ridge Road. Finally, a divided commission voted to extend the time for the Pine Acres North development to be built in Pine Grove. The 40-acre, 90 unit subdivision was first approved by the county in 2010, but never built. The commission granted a 2-year extension to begin construction, rather than the six years requested, with two of five planning commissioners voting against the additional time. 

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