But when they build it, who will come?
Liberty Senior VP Bob Kiel was coy about a tenant. "I can't be specific about anyone occupying the property," he stated, but warned that "we need to get moving."
In other business, real estate developer Domenic Villani was grudgingly given 60 days to come up with revised plans for 2011 Eaton Avenue. Villani had proposed a nine unit townhouse development on a 0.8 acre tract, but never responded to Planning Department concerns, memorialized in a letter sent to him 25 months ago. Stormwater controls, lane widths and emergency vehicle access, all fail to meet City requirements.
Exasperated at a request for a 30-day extension, planner Steve Thode asked Villani, "What's going to happen in the next 30 days that hasn't happened in the last 25 months?"
Claiming he wants to do a "first class job," Villani told planners, "I just need more time because everything is so expensive."
He also agreed to meet with a parade of concerned neighbors, which appeared to mollify planners.