4/7/14: I have been doing a good deal of thinking about the Greystar project. One thought I had is that structures located on lake shore property elsewhere are limited to two and one-half stories or 35 feet.
But the Shoreland Height Ordinance at this site allows building height up to 60 feet. It is an exception to the Shoreland Height Ordinance. There is a built-in exception already exclusive to this site. There should be no further height granted on this site. Arlene Fried.
4/8/14: I applaud the resolutions presented and passed by the CIDNA committee. I too agree that Trammell Crow responded positively to community objections to the Tryg’s site development in a realistic way. Both developments, the Tryg’s site and the Greystar, will be positive additions to the CIDNA neighborhood and the Lake Street street-scape. Granted, The Loop residents on the West side will have to adapt to neighbors after the project is built. But I trust that will be a short transition. We live in the city. We live with neighbors. The Loop “westsiders” lived for a short while next to essentially an open lot. Lucky for them — I guess. If I lived there, I would much prefer to gaze out upon residential neighbors in a well-designed project than a parking lot. They’ll get used to it sooner that later, I predict. I find CIDNA to be an organization possessed of good listeners and a positive outlook to change. Donald Rowe, Architect (retired) recently a resident of Dean Terrace Apartments currently living in Linden Hills and a frequent patron of Tryg’s