Plan for Midtown project wins preliminary endorsement

July 12, 2007
A hearing examiner for the Metropolitan Development Commission today recommended approval of zoning changes requested by developers of Tower House on Meridian.

The recommendation reflects agreements with nearby broadcasters WISH-TV and WFYI addressing the proximity of their satellite towers to the project.

The proposal, from locally based Inner-Urban Homes & Hospitality, incorporates the existing Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance building along Meridian Street and would add a 14-story tower including a six-floor, 130-room hotel and 160 condos, along with a 600-car parking garage along Illinois Street. The parking garage would feature 14,000 square feet of retail space along Illinois and 1,800 square feet of office space along 18th Street.

The project was designed by Greenwood-based MECA Design Group.

The next step for the project is a full MDC hearing scheduled for Aug. 1.

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