Marketing Public Lands to the Wireless Industry
Leasing public-owned lands assures the community the preference of concealed technologies presently available to the industry. As public sites are developed, the infrastructure installed becomes the precedent of how future sites should be developed on private land. There are creative ideas for the concealment of towers; some are more aesthetically pleasing and more practical than other types. As the local government utilizes these products, these applications become the standard for future tower sites on both public and private land.
As public land sites are considered and utilized for these purposes, staff gains invaluable knowledge on how wireless sites are constructed which will aid them in future site plan designs and evaluations on both public and private properties. Leasing public lands for purposes of new wireless infrastructure can create a generous new source of public revenue. As new sites are developed on public land, the community will generate lease revenue from that tower owner and/or tenant. Some communities are generating millions of long-term dollars from leasing public facilities to the wireless service providers.
CityScape can provide the following consulting services related to wireless leasing and development:
Analyze and provide comments on lease language in existing contracts;
Analyze lease rates and terms of existing contracts;
Recommend a fee structure for review and processing of future wireless provider and tower owner applications;
Draft a Master License Agreement to be utilized for the purposes of leasing the public properties. A procedure will be established for processing approval of the license agreements between the Community (Lessor) and future tenants (Lessee);
Upon review of existing license agreements, CityScape may recommend possible new revenue sources not currently being utilized.