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The DRC made recommendations for further study, including designing the corner at Juniper and 12th streets to be more friendly and accessible to passersby.
Proposals aren’t required to be approved by the committee before going to city planners, but getting clearance there before approaching the city can help expedite the process.
If built, the tower would be among Midtown's tallest. The hybrid hotel and residential Four Seasons stands 53 stories tall, as will the planned residential No2 Opus Place slated for completion in 2020. Those are both on 14th Street.
Also on Tuesday's DRC agenda was a followup presentation for another mixed-use project that would include offices, retail, a hotel and residences, this one from the real estate arm of MetLife at 17th and Spring streets. Ginny Kennedy, Midtown Alliance's director of urban design, offered minor suggestions but said she'd provide a summary that allows the developers to move forward.
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