Three apartment projects got a thumbs-up at City Planning Commission's meeting today: Via Latrobe, the Bywater mixed-use project from Sean Cummings' firm Ekistics; Parkway Apartments, Denzel Clark's development next to the Blue Plate Artist Lofts; and Jackson Oaks, the development planned to take over the abandoned Sara Mayo hospital on Jackson Avenue. The projects move to City Council next.
The project that dominated most of the meeting was Via Latrobe. While some neighbors—including a representative from the Bywater Neighborhood Association—spoke in support of the project, others criticized the project's lack of a parking management plan and worried that it would increase traffic and density in the same part of Bywater seeing the rapid expansion of NOCCA. The commission approved the project with a 6-1 vote.
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