[QUOTE=Insoluble;6546720]This new design looks like a win for everyone. I was one of those who originally bemoaned the neighbor complaints as a classic case of NIMBYism, but it looks like both sides really worked together to improve the overall design here.
On the new design...yes, I agree. What I don't get,(maybe because I don't live in that area, or am expert enough to know any better), but what I REALLY don't get? They complain about the noise from the café (they should spend one night in my part of the 'hood, and they'll see what REAL noise is)okay I'm getting to it, it's that UNSIGHTLY BILLBOARD! You mean they never complained about that? But they like to block progress, because of blank walls, and curb cuts, etc. Okay....Why can't they just wear earplugs if they're that bothered by a little sipping sounds of coffee? Overall, this city is lucky to get anything built, period.