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Open House for the long awaited Colman Building

LURC-Logo-Text-OnlyDetails from the Central Area Land Use Review Committee (CA LURC):

The newly formed CA LURC would like to invite you to attend an Open House at Douglass Truth Library on July 17th from 6:30 – 7:45 pm where we will be getting a preview of the long awaited Colman Building to be constructed at 2203 E Union St. The project, now slated to begin construction in August, went through its Design Review process with the City in early 2008 and has since been purchased by Ian Eisenberg. Lake Union Partners will manage the development process and has offered to provide the neighborhood with a refresher on the building’s design as well as help nearby neighbors anticipate any upcoming impacts that may arise due to construction. Please note that this project has already been approved through the City’s official Design Review process and has been issued a Master Use Permit based on that design. As such, this meeting will be focused on providing residents with clarification on the current design but will not delve into potential modifications of the design.

But wait there’s more!

Immediately following the Colman Building presentation, the CA LURC would like to introduce themselves to the neighborhood and tell you what they’re all about. The CA LURC is composed of residents just like you who want to take an active role in shaping development as it enters our neighborhood. We’ve spent a year getting to know people in the neighborhood, in an effort to avoid being “yet another community group” – so please stick around for the second half of our meeting to hear more about what we’ve been up to and how you can get involved!

5 thoughts on “Open House for the long awaited Colman Building

  1. Care to reveal who runs/belongs to the Central Area Land Use Review Committee (CA LURC) or are you all, dare we say it, LURCers?

    • Andrew,

      Ah…I knew at some point that the LURC-ers would eventually gain an affectionate nickname. And there you have it. :)

      As my post mentioned, the CA LURC is composed entirely of residents, some of which have experience in the building industry, but all of which reside within the Central Area. A few names are Amanda Bryan (myself), Jonathon Konkol, Meg Konkol, Mike Moedritzer, Eddie Hill, Bill Zosel, and Bill Bradburd – but membership continues to adjust as we are still defining ourselves.

      If you’d like to know more about the group, I highly encourage you to attend the July 17th meeting as that will be your chance to meet us personally get more clarity on what we’re about. I hope you’ll attend!