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A residential development proposal for State Street just west of Walgreens that met a hostile reception at last month’s Plan Commission meeting came back in a radically modified form and was easily approved Monday night. Wangard Partners had proposed a 126-unit apartment complex at the site, comprised of house-like structures with matching rooflines and garage and surface parking. Working with a new architect, Wangard came back with a proposal of higher density — 169 units on the 9.4 acre site — and a mixture of flat and peaked roofs, with more parking hidden. The project, estimated at $24 million, would have four-story, 32- and 58-unit “bookend” buildings that have flat-roof overhangs, balconies and varied materials and depths reminiscent of The Enclave development across the street. “I think this is a 100 percent improvement,” said Alderman Dennis McBride, who is not a member of the commission but represents the district that includes the site. “And I’m very happy to see it.” Read the entire article at »