Midtown High-rise

This issue was blogged on before (offering support for midtown development) now an appeal to stop the development now moves to the City Council, as this story from The Sacramento News & Review reports.

An excerpt.

When the city’s planning and design commission last month approved Yamanee, a proposed 15-story mixed-use condo building at the corner of 25th and J streets, it would have been safe to assume the battle over the controversial building wasn’t over.

Indeed, local preservationists like William Burg and Karen Jacques have spent months opposing Yamanee, which would peak at roughly 171 feet. The 2035 general plan limits Midtown buildings to 78 feet, though the commission can permit deviations if it believes a project provides greater community benefit.

The commission voted 9-2 on May 12 to approve Yamanee, with Burg filing an appeal five days later. The Sacramento City Council will hear the appeal on June 14.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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