Interesting story, I've driven by this property and it's a good chunk of land. It seems like the homes across the street from the proposed building might benefit from it. A well designed building, and park like setting might also buffer some of the noise from a very busy street and be an asset to the neighborhood. It doesn't seem like a building six feet higher than the surrounding ones would make much difference.
I'd sure welcome it in my neighborhood.
Arts collage cover by David Batterson.