Rapid City Panel Says Building Must Be Shorter
by Associated Press
April 11, 2012 8:21 AM
A historic preservation committee likes the design of a proposed "Presidents' Plaza" building in downtown Rapid City. But the panel says the building should be a lot shorter.
Developers want a 15-story building in the city's downtown historic district, along with a seven-story parking garage. Height guidelines say the buildings shouldn't be taller than three stories to avoid affecting buildings nearby.
Rapid City's historic preservation commission on Tuesday recommended that the project be approved with the height restrictions. Now the issue goes to the state historic preservation office in Pierre for its review.
Developers want to build the project on a city-owned parking lot. It would include a hotel, conference center, restaurant and parking garage.