T-Mobile cell tower in Costilla goes before planning board Wednesday


T-Mobile is proposing to build a 195-foot tall cell tower in Costilla. A public hearing before the Taos County Planning Commission will be held Wednesday (Jan. 10).

If approved, the cell tower would be built at 50 Jaroso Road on the property of Marvin Roybal, according to documents at the Taos County planning office.

Capital Telecome, based in New Jersey, is the contractor that would construct the tower for T-Mobile.

A cell tower of approximately the same height was built in Costilla at the intersections of State Road 522 and County Road B-052 around 2013. In a letter to Taos County, T-Mobile's corporate office in Albuquerque said the current tower "does not meet T-Mobile's needs."

The Taos County Planning Commission will consider the application for a Special Use Permit at their regular meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Taos County Commission Chambers, located at 105 Albright Street, Taos.