- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - T-Mobile wants to build a 65-foot tall cell tower on the Diamond Head property of a nonprofit that works with disabled adults despite protests from neighbors.

Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/1O5LTAm ) that Arc in Hawaii Executive Director Lei Fountain says the nonprofit would collect rent from T-Mobile. The tower would be disguised to look like a palm tree.

Fountain says the surrounding trees are tall enough the tower would not look out of place, but other Diamond Head residents disagree.

East Diamond Head Association leader Clark Hatch says the proposed tower exceeds the area’s height limits. He says putting a commercial tower on Arc’s property violates the lease..

Fountain says Arc is negotiating with T-Mobile on the price of renting space for a tower. The plan would need DLNR approval.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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