A proposal to erect a 178-foot-tall building in Sacramento on the southeast corner of 25th and J streets will go forward as planned.
The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to deny an appeal of the Yamanee project.
People who live in the midtown area filled council chambers to give their opinions on the project, which includes 134 townhomes.
AJ Dellaringa lives on 24th Street and opposes the building.
"Thirty years ago, Midtown, downtown Sacramento was a Nazi cesspool and people who were artists moved there because rents were cheap and we created a space for ourselves and a community for ourselves and you guys are actively trying to destroy that community," says Dellaringa.
Angela Tillotson lives on 21st Street and supports the project.
"Humans have spent too much time destroying our delicate planet," she says. "We are now scrambling to mitigate that damage. Environmentally friendly, high-density, mixed-use communities that encourage people to reduce their vehicle travel is one way to do that. Building up alleviates the need to build out.”
The building is 15 stories high, which exceeds the zoning restriction for the area. But the council voted that the project was worthy of an exemption.
The project will meet the Leed Platinum certification for environmentally friendly construction.