Planning Commission votes on amendments to Downtown Master Plan, Union Hill zoning

05/05/2009 6:48 AM by

The Planning Commission yesterday voted in favor of raising the heights allowed for development along the river and also in favor of rezoning the interior of Union Hill to R-63.

The Planning Commission voted 7-2 yesterday in support of an amendment to the Downtown Master Plan that will allow buildings along the river to be a little taller than is currently allowed, but which is still approximately 2 stories shorter than the most recent Echo Harbor proposal. The Planning Commission also voted unanimously in stating that the city “had the power to preserve river views, specifically including the Libby Hill Park view, by limiting the height and mass of buildings”. The amendments now go to City Council for final approval.

The Planning Commission also voted unanimously in favor of a motion of intent to rezone Union Hill to reflect the request of the community that the interior of the neighborhood be zoned R-63.

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