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Property owners request height increase for River Street building

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Some property owners are requesting height increases for buildings on River Street.

The Metropolitan Planning Commission met on Wednesday to decide on a petition for a height increase for a building at River Street and Williamson Street.

The request is for one portion of a six-story building to be seven stories, but there are some property owners who don't want this building to have a negative impact on their buildings on Bay Street.

"Issue of precedence," said Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Director Ellen Harris. "Once one property owner receives additional height, then another owner receives additional height, and it becomes a snowball effect where the heights increase all over the district, not just on River Street, and I think that's the primary concern."

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