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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Pearl District Development May Get a Second Chance
After voting last month to overturn the Design Commission's decision to approve the Fremont Place apartment development, the City Council voted to re-open the record rather than requiring the developer to start the application process from scratch. The Lincoln Property Company will be able to submit a new design for the site in May, addressing the Council's concern over the greenway. The 275-unit development was first proposed in 2016, and has gone through both a design review process and an appeals process. While the City Council was able to list a number of public discussions it had held on the topic, the Council did not work directly with the developer or neighborhood association. Commissioners Fritz and Saltzman voted against reopening the record, with Fritz calling the decision "crazy." Read more.