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Local Group Speaks Out Against The Chauncey: Daily Iowan Reader, January 29

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Local group speaks out against The Chauncey

After a 6-1 Iowa City City Council vote to approve the 20-story building on the corner of College and Gilbert streets, many thought the matter had been settled.

But one local group is still fighting for alternatives.

The Iowa Coalition Against the Shadow, a group headed by Iowa City residents Jon Fogarty and Rockne Cole, met at the Iowa City Public Library Monday night to discuss ways to stop the current proposal for The Chauncey.

“We want citizens’ voices to be heard, and the decision that’s made reflect community values,” Cole said. “This is our park, our commons, and we all want input into this.”

The Chauncey proposal included residential and office space as well as entertainment venues, with a focus on the latter, all encompassed in a 20-story building, which also will include two FilmScene theatres.

With all the chairs in the meeting room taken, citizens lined the back of the room, and though their name suggests opposition to the height of the building, their grievances with the Chauncey were varied as they were numbered.

The first plan of action for the group is to push for certain zoning for the planned area for the Chauncey, which would limit the height.

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