16 Nov 2016

Board argues Prop 3 execution

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BY CAROL THOMPSON cthompson@record-eagle.com Nov 15, 2016
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Commissioners are grappling with implementing the week-old charter amendment that declares tall buildings "inconsistent" with the city's character and calls for voter approval for new tall developments.



TRAVERSE CITY — The future of city building heights and regulations will be influenced by a group of local officials and residents.

The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and planning commission held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss regulations concerning structures. Both boards agreed to form a committee to take up the issues and advise city officials going into the future.

“One of the points made was having a level of predictability not just for developers of buildings, but for citizens of Traverse City so they better know what to expect for development down the road,” said Rob Bacigalupi, DDA executive director.

Bacigalupi will work with Russ Soyring, city planning director, and members of both boards to form a committee that will take up issues concerning building heights, placement, size and shape, and existing regulations.