White Plains residents outraged by planning board's approval of wireless panel installation

Residents say there was a lack of transparency and communication throughout the application process and that alternative sites were not seriously explored.

Lee Danuff and Nadia Galindo

Aug 16, 2023, 9:21 PM

Updated 244 days ago

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A group of White Plains residents is outraged by a decision by the city's planning board to approve the installation of a wireless panel to a neighboring building.
On Tuesday evening, the city's planning board approved an application by Dish Wireless to allow three wireless panels to be put on top of the Residence Inn by Marriot building on Barker Lane.
Residents say there was a lack of transparency and communication throughout the application process and that alternative sites were not seriously explored.
They also worry about radio frequency coming from the panels - although Dish Wireless claims it's well under the legal limit set by the Federal Communications Commission.  
"Unfortunately, what substantiates that claim has not been provided either by the city of White Plains or to the residents that are inquiring on the application," says Stephanie Tocci, of White Plains. 
News 12 reached out to the attorney for Dish Wireless, but they did not return requests for comment.
It is unclear how soon the wireless panel will be built.


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