Latest in a series of posts on 319-327 S. New St.
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ref: Another developer thinking big . . . er, tall
ref: The HCC discusses the proposal for 319-327 S. New
ref: “The current proposal for a 12-story structure is inappropriate”
ref: “What we have in front of us is going to be a big stretch for us”
ref: “Going to 5-6 stories definitely wouldn’t work”
ref: Southside developer blows some smoke
ref: The developer plays hard ball
ref: Establishing Community-Centered Principles for Responsible Southside Development
ref: Testing the principles for responsible development on the S. New St. project, part 1
ref: Testing the principles for responsible development on the S, New St. project, part 2
Ok, Gadfly’s got it right this time.
The S. New St. project is on the table again this evening.
See the developer’s new narrative letter here.
Remember that height, as elsewhere on the Southside, is the so-called elephant in the room: the developer has come down from 13 stories to 10, though district guidelines call for a height limit substantially shorter.
A major new development is the entrance of the Mayor on the side of the developer.
See the Mayor’s substantial letter of support here.
Note especially how heavily the way the developer’s commitment to providing 10% “affordable housing” weighs in the Mayor’s support.
Plays one important issue for many residents off against another.
Followers will remember the strong voices against a tall building at the last HCC meeting.