T-Mobile cell tower in Costilla goes before planning board Wednesday


T-Mobile is proposing to build a 195-foot tall cell tower in Costilla. A public hearing before the Taos County Planning Commission will be held Wednesday (Jan. 10).

If approved, the cell tower would be built at 50 Jaroso Road on the property of Marvin Roybal, according to documents at the Taos County planning office.

Capital Telecome, based in New Jersey, is the contractor that would construct the tower for T-Mobile.

A cell tower of approximately the same height was built in Costilla at the intersections of State Road 522 and County Road B-052 around 2013. In a letter to Taos County, T-Mobile's corporate office in Albuquerque said the current tower "does not meet T-Mobile's needs."

The Taos County Planning Commission will consider the application for a Special Use Permit at their regular meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Taos County Commission Chambers, located at 105 Albright Street, Taos. 


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Patricia Craine 92311

Me like many others have long ago moved from our small community of Costilla. However, I hope you consider keeping the cell tower and just moving it a few feet from where it is now located of course with the agreement of the property owner that where it is now located. It is good to know that the few families that still live there have cell service. Also good for people who visit on Holidays since we all live in a technology world today.; It is good to know that this small community is also keeping up with technology.

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Patricia Craine 92311

Glad the kids at Costilla can continue using their cell phone and iPads for research; so that they are not left behind on the technology when college bound.

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