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Tower revamped for new height limit

Developer Tim Anderson confirmed today that the 708 Church St. development team has submitted a revised proposal to the city for a 35-story tower.

Developer Tim Anderson confirmed today that the 708 Church St. development team has submitted a revised proposal to the city for a 35-story tower.

The new plan slices three floors from the previous project design to bring it in under the 385-foot height limit for the Fountain Square block adopted by the City Council as part of the downtown plan earlier this month.

Anderson says the project still has 218 units, as proposed in the prevous plan, and contains the same square footage.

He said project architects modified the building’s shape a bit, adjusting setbacks to conform to the plan.

But "it looks very similar" to the 38-story version, Anderson said, and the design of the base, with its retail and enclosed parking, is the same as before.

Anderson said he didn’t yet know when aldermen might decide to take up the proposal.

The previous version was tabled pending adoption of the downtown plan and, Anderson said, he felt it would be wise to revise the project to meet what the plan calls for.

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The new 708 Church proposal (3.8MB .pdf)

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