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The Glen Ann Place project already approved by Planning Commission and City Council has been stalled by a Historic District Commission vote against the plan.
Supporters of the project like the $1million affordable housing fund contribution, the property taxes the project will generate for the city – $300k/year, says the News, and importantly outside of the DDA’s TIF district – the addition of residents and businesses within walking distance of many other uses, and the improvement of a currently hostile pedestrian streetscape. Members of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, on the other hand, fear such a project on the edge of their neighborhood will encourage similar, large projects to push further into the neighborhood.
The News article linked above outlines the history of the project with HDC, CPC and the Council, and presents a picture of high tension between those groups over the project.
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