SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The South Bend City Council has approved a developer's plan to build a six-story building near downtown after a zoning board rejected his request for height variance.
Developer Dave Mathews got around the need for a variance by saying he would develop the property as a planned unit development. The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1iDEnfT ) the maximum height for such projects is seven stories, while the limit for new structures in that neighborhood is five stories.
Matthews says the $8 million development will include a maximum of 42 apartment-condo units, 9,000 square feet of office space, 8,000 square feet of restaurant space and a 3,500-square-foot public plaza.
Two neighborhood groups were divided on the issue of the new development.
Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com
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