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Old Posted Jun 1, 2017, 4:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dollaztx View Post
The suburban type proposal was thankfully shot down by a judge. They very well could still try to get a Sams built there, but I presume it will would be a more urban type development. That was the main issue with it, not necessarily because it was a "Sams". To sum up what happened with this so far:

1. 12 story building gets demoed in dense/urban area.
2. City changes zoning as suited for developer.
3. Developer proposes suburban shopping center.
4. Neighbors take issue with this. Demand city intervene.
5. City declines to intervene to avoid getting sued by developer.
6. Local Association forms and sues Developer
7. Association wins. That's where we're at now.
One important detail.... The developer sold their initial plans (including renderings) to the community and city as a continuation of the West Village urban styled development, but there was one little paragraph or line in the zoning change that allowed for the developer to build a big box suburban styled development.
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