"The Town of Florence, Arizona has a need to improve its public safety communications system in order to provide complete radio coverage to all areas of the town, particularly including the Anthem@Merrill Ranch development in the northern portion of the town. To assist the town in this effort, the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS), through FEMA [Federal Emergency Management], has provided grant funding to assist with the purchase and installation of a communications tower, a storage building, an emergency generator and related equipment. A review by FEMA of the Town's initial environmental submission has determined the need for an Environmental Assessment. The proposed tower site is located within the Anthem@Merrill Ranch development on the parcel set aside through a development agreement with the Town of Florence described as the Community Facilities parcel. This parcel is intended for the future location of a fire station and a public library, and perhaps other government facilities. Access to the parcel is from the Hunt Highway, which borders the parcel on the west side. The parcel, as well as all of the surrounding area, is typical Sonoran Desert terrain. Residential development has already occurred on the north side of the parcel and future development is planned for the east and south sides."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/