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Foes try to halt CdA high-rise project

Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 7:07 a.m.

COEUR D’ALENE — Foes of a proposed high-rise building in downtown Coeur d’Alene aim to halt the project by asking local officials to dump another panel’s decision that helped clear roadblocks for the development.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports a would-be neighbor of the 14-story retail and condominium complex wants the Coeur d’Alene City Council to reject the local Design Review Committee’s approval.

Harold Damiano, the neighbor, says that panel failed to consider how the project would hurt neighboring property values.

The design panel decided the project being touted by an Aspen, Colo.-based real-estate developer at a prominent intersection fits all of Coeur d’Alene’s building guidelines and standards.

Deputy City Attorney Warren Wilson said Damiano’s appeal could go to the City Council in January.

Opponents of the project have threatened to sue.

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