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Get ready for extended Council session

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

This week’s Council agenda – 179 items long – could keep members, staff and interested citizens up late Thursday night, or more likely, early Friday morning. Council is likely to postpone at least one downtown zoning caser. City staffers say they erred in posting notice about the request for CBD–CURE zoning for the tiny piece of property at 619 Congress Avenue. Attorney Richard Suttle is representing the applicant, who wants to put a hotel on the property next to the Hideout Theatre. Attorney Jeff Howard represents the owner of the theater property, who is worried that construction next-door will damage her tenant’s business. The argument this week will be about whether to postpone the case to Aug. 28 or Sept. 25.

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