Cell tower proposed behind Acanthus Lodge

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Monday, April 1, 2024

A neighborhood meeting has been planned to discuss a proposal to construct a cellphone tower in the parking lot behind the Acanthus Lodge on Urbandale Avenue.

Site of a proposed cellphone tower behind 4133 Urbandle Avenue. Camera view is looking northwest.


The 150-foot tall monopole tower is proposed for land leased from the lodge. It would go near the back of the lodge parking lot. The lot is also near to Christopher's restaurant, Holy Trinity School and the Benzoni law firm.

The application to construct the tower is by TowerCo, a North Carolina company doing work for T-Mobile.

A Des Moines law firm has scheduled a meeting with neighbors for Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Acanthus Lodge, 4133 Urbandale Avenue.

View looking southwest.


For comparison purposes, the cellphone tower about a half-mile north behind the VFW post near Beaver and Douglas is 170 feet tall. The company says that tower is full with three cellphone carriers and cannot hold any more antennas. The terrain there is 20 feet lower than the proposed site behind Acanthus Lodge.

Existing cell tower behind VFW building at 3601 Beaver Avenue.

Existing cell tower on Beaver Avenue already has three cellphone providers on it.


Click here to see a site plan for the tower proposed behind Acanthus Lodge.

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