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Overnight concrete pouring in limbo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council members discussed an ordinance at Tuesday’s work session that would allow the city to issue permits for overnight concrete pouring on downtown mixed-use and publicly zoned properties, in addition to the central business district. Planning and Development Review Director Greg Guernsey said the city issued a record-high 108 permits for construction of the W Hotel. He also presented a survey of the permitting policies of other major U.S. cities, which varied widely. Council members generally resisted the ordinance. “I really think our efforts need to be directed principally at addressing the concerns we’ve got with the current ordinance,” Council Member Chris Riley said, adding that expansions could come later.

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