City Manager Sheryl Sculley on Tuesday approved the controversial mixed-use project after nearly a year of rejections, revisions, and divisiveness.
Protesters gathered Monday for a “vigil” to mourn the City’s decision to allow a local developer to build apartments next to the Hays Street Bridge.
The City could save everyone time and money by issuing more authoritative guidelines for infill developers, including a tighter definition of HDRC’s role and authority.
The City’s approval of the 147-unit apartment comes two weeks after the Historic and Design Review Commission rejected the project.
The Historic Design and Review Commission rejected plans for a five-story apartment complex next to the Hays Street Bridge on the near Eastside.
The controversial project near the historic Hays Street Bridge has highlighted deep divisions in community attitudes towards development, preservation, and design in the Eastside and beyond.
There was no apparent compromise between the hopeful developers of “The Bridge” project and its protesters.