[IT SEEMS THE HEARING IS POSTPONED TO MARCH. STAY TUNED.]
Sutro Tower has been sending out notices that it plans to add more antennae to the tower, plus a 30-foot satellite dish on the ground; and do some work around the tower.
I hope the work on the ground isn’t going to involve cutting down trees. As it is, the base of the tower is overly visible from the Twin Peaks side. It looks interesting and iconic rising above a fringe of green – it’s one of the few objects that can visually dwarf eucalyptus trees! But planted on bare ground, it would look industrial, more like a pylon.
(I wrote to Sutro Tower, and they are indeed cutting down some trees.)
This picture is from the Planning Commission website and it’s copyright so I can’t actually put it here – but it indicates what I mean:
Click to access Photo%20Simulation_1.pdf
The Planning Commission has a hearing on Feb 5th, 2015.
If this is important to you, please write to them about the importance of preserving as many trees as possible, and replacing the ones that are removed with actual trees, not native-plant shrubs or grasses.