After it was approached by Shentel about providing a cell tower to remedy coverage weakness in the Crozet area, Milestone Communications of Reston has proposed to build a 145-foot tower on the northeast corner of the Western Albemarle High School football stadium. The tower would also offer an antenna location to three other cell phone services, possibly including Verizon and T-Mobile, as well as an array that would boost the signal of the Internet system of the high school. Milestone is also the builder of a 125-foot tower at Albemarle High School.
The Crozet Community Advisory Committee was introduced to the plan at its Dec. 19 meeting, which satisfied the proposal’s requirement for a public meeting. Lawyer Lori Schweller of the Charlottesville firm LeClairRyan made the presentation on behalf of Milestone, who was represented by senior project manager Cristian Hernandez. She said the company began building towers on school sites in Fairfax County and has so far built about 100 following that model. Shentel also sent a representative.