Verizon Wireless hopes to continue using a portion of Fox Mill Fire Station’s parking lot for a telecommunications facility.
The five-year lease, which could be extended for up to 25 years, would bring $30,000 to the county’s coffers in the lease’s first year. Annual payments would increase by 2.5 percent each year.
County officials do not expect that the company’s use of the parking lot will impact the station’s operations. The parking lot already has a monopole that was built by Cox Cable in the early 1980s.
The company built a fenced compound to store equipment needed to serve cable television subscribers and facilitate a relay station in the first responders’ emergency network.
In 1998, Verizon expanded Cox Cable’s compound by adding an additional 264 square feet. That lease ended last September.
Revenues collected from the lease would go to the county’s general fund.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday, May 21.
Map via handout/Fairfax County Government