Our Coalition has been working to protect our Historic Resources, Wildlife and Trees. We've had to file two appeals and hire an Attorney, Amy Minteer. We are now raising money to pay off our attorney fees.
With the Wilson Estate, we were able to save most of the trees on the property, preserve the back part of the property for conservation and get a design that is much better than the original. We still owe our attorney her fees so we are asking for your help.
Announcement: We have settled the SKYA appeal:
Historic Garvanza Coalition (HGC), Aguilar and SKYA Highland Park Partners II (Skya) have reached a settlement regarding SKYA's planned mixed use development at East Garvanza Avenue and North Avenue 64. HGC and Aguilar have agreed to withdraw their appeal related to this project. Subsequently, an additional moderate income unit will be provided for 55 years, landscape and design changes to the corner building at Avenue 64 and Garvanza will be made, all subject to City approval. The parties have also agreed on additional safeguards for residents and children during construction and to a proposed haul route. Since the project was first presented, the original proposed 151 bedrooms has been reduced to 100 bedrooms and the design has been modified to include a larger courtyard and slightly smaller footprint with more articulation so that the building looks like several smaller buildings rather than one large building. The developer has agreed to support efforts and work with the community and the City to minimize the impact of the additional traffic congestion that will be created by this building.