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Cherokee Triangle high rise project will be voted on in two weeks

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The "Size Matters" fight continues, as a group keeps trying to block a 17-story building project in the Cherokee Triangle.

The Metro Council Committee on Planning and Zoning was expected to vote on the high rise project Tuesday afternoon, but instead says it needs more time.

It has now scheduled a vote in two weeks.

The Louisville Metro Planning Commission previously denied the rezoning request and ruled that the 17-story Willow Grande project is too tall and too wide.

The Metro Council Committee will vote on whether to accept or reject that recommendation.

Residents have been fighting the proposed condo development that was set to be built on the three-story Bordeaux Apartments.  It has 24 units and 52 underground parking spaces.  The buy-to-own units range in size from 2-thousand to 65-hundred square feet.

Lawn signs reading "Size matters; stay true to the Triangle" have been up throughout the area.

Tim Holz, the President of Cherokee Triangle Association says, "I would love for them to develop something that fits in the R7 zoning. That's nice luxury townhouses something that doesn't come to the huge mass and scale. I always tell people if you can't grasp this, go stand in front of these buildings and feel how massive it feels when you stand on the street."

Representatives from the development group say their building fits the aesthetic character of the neighborhood. They say it only has two more units than what the rentals currently have.

If the committee agrees with the Planning Commission, then it would go to the full Metro Council for a vote.

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