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Developer wants 18-story Parkside

From staff reports

Eighteen stories is the new proposed height of the Parkside project in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

The Parkside’s developer, Miller Stauffer Properties, boosted the proposed size by 11 stories to include more condominium units. At 200 feet, the building would be only 15 feet shorter than The Coeur d’Alene Resort tower.

Miller Stauffer needs a special-use permit to build the Parkside as proposed. The 600 block of Front Avenue is zoned for 30 residential units; Miller Stauffer is proposing a total of 53 residential units in 14 stories of condos.

The Parkside also would contain two levels of basement parking and four stories of retail and office space.

The Planning Commission will consider the request tonight at its 5:30 meeting at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave.

Denser zoning would help Miller Stauffer profitably develop the ¾-acre site, company officials said in their application.

Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency supports the request. One of the agency’s goals is to create more housing and Class A office space downtown, Executive Director Tony Berns wrote in a letter to the commission.

Miller Stauffer also built the 14-story McEuen Terrace building just across the street from the Parkside site.

McEuen Terrace condo owner Doyle Jacklin raised reservations about the Parkside’s proposed 18 stories in comments to the Planning Commission. The tower should be capped at 11 stories, he said.

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