The Sandy Springs Planning Commission on June 17 recommended denial of Verizon Wireless’ proposal to build a 115-foot cell tower on Dupree Drive.

“We are so happy,” said resident Ina Clark, who lives within 300 feet of the proposed cell tower. “They really listened to the neighborhood.”

Since the proposal was introduced to the community in late April, around 300 residents like Clark have protested having a cell tower in what is largely a residential area.

“We are certainly are trying to protect the neighborhoods,” Planning Commission member Roger Rupnow said.

The Sandy Springs City Council will take a final vote on the cell tower application on July 13. The City Council does not have to follow the recommendation of the planning commission.