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Shorter tower plan in works

Developers of the proposed 49-story condominium tower on the Fountain Square block asked Evanston aldermen this evening for time to develop a new, shorter design for the project.

Developer Tim Anderson said that after getting feedback from the Plan Commission last December and the aldermen at the Planning and Development Committee meeting last week he wants to "make some adjustments" in the project.

Anderson said it was too early to say what the height of the building in the revised plans would be, because of the amount of design work required to revamp the plans.

Given strong opposition to the project from some neighborhoods in the city, it seemed unlikely the original proposal could win the votes of six of the nine aldermen required to approve it.

The developers asked that the tower project be discussed again at the committee’s Tuesday, April 8, meeting and the aldermen voted to hear the presentation on the revised plan at that time.

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