Another update from Design Review: 3078 SW Avalon Way also will get another meeting

The second review of the night for the Southwest Design Review Board has just concluded at 11 pm, after an at-times confrontational, contentious meeting. Bottom line: 3078 SW Avalon Way, with about 100 apartments and 60 parking spaces, will come back for a third review. The second one tonight came more than a year after the first one; city zoning has changed, and the project has, too. It’s about nine feet shorter than it was previously. But the concerns for neighbors in a single-family neighborhood adjacent to the proposed project remain – “the building is just too big.” They cited planning documents that they contend suggests the all-volunteer board has more authority regarding projects’ heights than they and city planners believe they do; the assigned planner suggested their beef is with the zoning, not the project, and that is an issue they need to push politically. Full story to come.

3 Replies to "Another update from Design Review: 3078 SW Avalon Way also will get another meeting"

  • MK November 24, 2013 (6:52 pm)

    I am interested in reading your report on this meeting. Will it be posted soon?

    • WSB November 24, 2013 (7:03 pm)

      More likely tomorrow than tonight, since I’m currently finishing the long-form report on the first meeting of the night, a project with even more backstory than this one. – Tracy

  • pdh November 27, 2013 (11:44 pm)

    Hi Tracy, anything else coming on this?

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