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Crestview office delayed pending changes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

A Crestview office building project that came under fire at the Planning Commission may be changing, but the developer needs a little more time to work out the details. Ron Thrower, who was representing developer David Kahn, asked City Council for a two-month postponement. He explained that they were currently “trying to find some middle ground” in their plans. Thrower said they needed a week to come up with new plans as well as time to talk to the neighborhood after those plans were drawn up. Neighbor Chip Harris said that in the month since the case was at the Planning Commission, the neighborhood had not heard from the developer. Harris said that he preferred no postponement, but would agree to a shorter postponement if there were substantial changes. Thrower said that, since the Planning Commission, there had been very few changes to the plans, but that more recently the developer had considered “softening up some of the elements” and establishing a list of conditions. Council members opted to postpone the case until their Oct. 16 meeting, with the understanding that they could postpone it further if necessary.

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