Every small wireless facility installation shall comply with the following standards:
   (A)   General stealth, concealment, design and aesthetic standards. Installations shall comply with any stealth, concealment, design and aesthetic standards applicable to utility installations in the public right-of-way, as set forth in Ch. 53 (Construction of Utility Facilities in the Rights of Way) of this Code, as well as any written design standards that are generally applicable for decorative utility poles, or reasonable stealth, concealment, design and aesthetic requirements that are otherwise identified by the city in an ordinance, written policy adopted by the city, in the city's comprehensive plan, or in a written design plan that applies to other occupiers of the rights-of-way, including on a historic landmark or in a historic district.
   (B)   Historic districts and landmarks. For areas designated as historic districts, or on buildings or structures designated as national historic landmarks or historic landmarks pursuant to this code, in addition to the stealth, concealment, design and aesthetic requirements referenced above, the following additional restrictions/conditions apply to the installation of small wireless facilities:
      (1)   Small wireless facilities shall not be mounted upon any portion of the historic-style decorative street lighting system within the city's Historic Preservation District;
      (2)   Small wireless facilities shall be comprised of materials that are consistent with the surrounding elements so as to be concealed or to blend architecturally with any buildings or structures designated as historic landmarks or located within a designated historic district, including the city's Historic Preservation District, and shall be designed to blend with the surrounding historical landmarks and/or district in design and color.
      (3)   Small wireless facilities, to the extent allowed within the Historic Preservation District, must be reviewed and approved for appropriateness by the city's Heritage and Architecture Commission prior to installation. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
   (C)   Historic district or landmark limitations:
      (1)   Any stealth, concealment and design standards in a historic district or on a historic landmark, including restrictions on a specific category of utility poles, may not have the effect of prohibiting any provider's technology. Such stealth, concealment and design measures shall not be considered a part of the small wireless facility for purposes of the size restrictions of a small wireless facility.
      (2)   This section shall not be construed to limit the city's enforcement of historic preservation in conformance with the requirements adopted pursuant to the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act or the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, 54 U.S.C. Section 300101 et seq., and the regulations adopted to implement those laws.
(Ord. 18-035, passed 7-18-18)