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Proposed New Developments

Calhoun Towers Approved by City Planning Commission

On July 16th the City Planning Commission, over objections from the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council and residents, approved Bader Development’s plans to build 744 residential units in two 26-story towers and two 6-story apartment buildings adjacent to the current Calhoun Tower on List Place. The project is to be built over a 5-7 year time frame and would be adjacent to the proposed (but still not funded) West Lake light rail station.

In its statements to the Planning Commission the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council  asked for a reduction in the scale of the project in view of the inadequate road and public transit infrastructure serving the neighborhood as well as the continuing uncertainty about the light rail line. Links to documents concerning the project can be found below:

Boutique Hotel at Lake/Excelsior

Elevage Development Group is proposing to build a 100-room hotel with 20 condo units, a restaurant and 107 enclosed parking spaces on the BP gas station site at the corner of Lake and Excelsior. The developer is currently negotiating road changes with the county and will need to hold a preliminary development review with the City before applying for permits.

Southwest Area Parks Planning

Pedestrian Safety Project

Skate Park

Skate Park Activity Plan page link

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

West Calhoun Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan

Multi-Modal Transportation Study

West Calhoun Treasures Award