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Oct 8, 2003, 4:11 PM
Perhaps we need another new use category for transmission towers and other electrical related structures and facilities.
I noticed Marco’s recent submission for a Transmission Tower with the Pimary Use as “Mechanical” and secondary as “Industrial”. I would say it’s definitely not mechanical as it has no moving parts. I would class it as Electrical followed by Industrial. There are other possibilities where Electrical would apply too including: Power generation facilities (Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, etc), Transmission Towers, and Telecommunications infrastructure.
Oct 8, 2003, 4:37 PM
don't forget "windturbines" as Energy/Electrical Structure
Transmission Towers, Chimneys or Highrises with Antennas for Cell Phones - are they "Telecommunication infrastructure" too? Or only Towers which were only built because of these Antennas?
Oct 8, 2003, 8:18 PM
Wind Turbines are also Mechanical in addition to Electrical!
We do have "Communications" as a Type so that would cover off most of the Telecom items I guess (anything that is wireless??)
"Electrical" would pretty much involve only those structures or facilities involved with production, transmission, distribution, etc. of electricity directly (although I believe that could include microwave towers in some instances).
Oct 9, 2003, 5:57 AM
Dump 'em all into Infrastructure.
Oct 9, 2003, 7:35 PM
I have added electircal now
Oct 9, 2003, 8:13 PM
Infrastructure also includes roads, sewers, tunnels, bridges, potable water supply, waste water treatment, curbs and gutters, ....
Oct 17, 2003, 12:54 AM
Just a quick reminder: "Electrical" use is for those structures that produce, transmit, or otherwise handle electricity directly.
Radio & Telecommunications towers, antennae, etc. are properly listed as "Telecommunications". While they may have some electrical components, it's not a primary function and just about every structure has somthing electrical on it somewhere.
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