Magnolia Communications/Streetlight Upgrades

Map showing location of Magnolia communications pilot project

Renderings of the pilot equipment

Project Description

Seattle City Light is working with Crown Castle to pilot a project that will support enhanced cellular and data services in the Magnolia area. The project includes the installation of two streetlight poles with LED fixtures near Constance Drive West and West Parkmont Place. One of the poles is configured with non-functional cellular antenna equipment.


Construction occurred on Constance Drive West and West Parkmont Place in the Magnolia neighborhood.

What's Happening Now?

The pilot fixtures were installed in mid-to-late 2018. Further work on this project has been put on hold.

Community Benefits

  • Currently, the wireless coverage in the Magnolia neighborhood is insufficient to support the capacity needs of several wireless carriers due to the tough geographic terrain. This pilot project is designed to improve wireless services to the Magnolia area, allowing for better mobile coverage and capacity, improved call quality and fewer dropped calls.
  • 70% of 911 calls come from wireless devices. This project will allow for increased public safety and enhanced-911 services to your area.
  • The antennas will comply with FCC radio frequency (RF) safety standards.
  • The new LED streetlights will make arterial streets safer by increasing their visibility at night. The fixtures will focus on Type 2 roadway lighting.

  • Construction Start: Mid-April 2018
  • Duration: 1 month

Chelsea Watson
Crown Castle Government Relations Project Manager
(850) 591-4639