Reviewing Oversized Building Proposed on Milpas
By Natasha Todorovic
Join your neighbors as they speak to City Council on March 26, beginning about 2:00 pm. This is when an appeal to stop the 4-story, 8 lot modern complex proposed for 711 N. Milpas St. The Architectural Board of Review said "no" and the developer is appealing the decision.
There are many reasons this is wrong for our neighborhood including public safety, the compromised process that allowed this flawed project to come this far, the size of this project which will set precedence for others of this scale, the willingness to give away city streets to a for profit developer, reduction of parking, gentrification, and more.
It will tell you roughly what time it will start. You can plan for at least 2-3 hours as there will be a staff presentation (20 min), questions by City Council, the first appellant's presentation (20 min), questions by City Council, and the second appellant's presentation (20 min) + questions by City Council. This will be followed by public comments where you are encouraged to speak. You don't have to speak and you can make your opinions known by giving your time to a speaker who can represent your position. Please attend. That shows you care.
Please do not use this as the forum to learn about the issue - it is too late when it comes this far. I am against the project and would like the City to uphold the Architectural Board of Review's decision.
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