August 13, 2018

Public Hearing on Small Cell Antennas in Residential Neighborhoods Scheduled for Sept 25

At the request of the County Executive, the County Council introduced Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA 18-11) to address deployment of 5G small cell antennas in residential areas. A public hearing will be held regarding ZTA 18-11 on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the County Council Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

More information about how ZTA 18-11 will impact residential neighborhoods is available here. Under ZTA 18-11, replacement of tall streetlights would be allowed without a public hearing; replacement of shorter streetlights in neighborhoods with underground utilities would continue to require a public hearing.

Anyone interested in testifying at the meeting can sign-up here, no later than Sept. 11. For more information, visit