10/17/06 * C-Ville Weekly [ full story ]
Downtown luxury condo project moves forward
After some debate, the City Planning Commission decided in a 3-2 vote to recommend approval for a nine-storey “mixed-use” building that will include 100 luxury condos at 201 Avon St., just south of the Downtown Mall near the Pavilion.
The project, which requires approval to increase density from 50 allowable units without special permit, was deferred at the Planning Commission’s last meeting, largely because of concern that not enough of the 57,000 square foot building was devoted to commercial use. That area’s zoning stipulates that no more than 75 percent may be used for residential.