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Residents upset about proposed cell tower

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Many of the properties on 15th are rentals, but the homeowners on 16th are especially upset. Many of the properties on 15th are rentals, but the homeowners on 16th are especially upset.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

People who live in a South Hill neighborhood are upset after receiving notice that a new cell phone tower is being constructed in their backyards. A sign was placed on 15th near the intersection of Lincoln informing residents that they have until March 14 to submit comments about the 60-foot wireless tower.

Many of the properties on 15th are rentals, but the homeowners on 16th are especially upset.

Valorie Nenzel, who moved into her home in November, bought it as an investment property. She says this tower is taking away from the value of her home. "How are you going to resell a home when there's a huge tower behind it?" says Nenzel.

Most of the neighbors are predominantly concerned with the location. "I'm sure there's land available," says Nenzel. "Just not right in the middle of a residential area. Look at it here. It's beautiful! The esthetics, the view."

People opposed to the tower held a meeting on Tuesday night to discuss how to fight it.

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