Controversial Bridgepoint, Sunroad End Lease

Don, Kathryn Rhodes did a lot of work on this issue, but the old laplayaheritage website seems to be gone. Pat Flannery had a mention here: "Everybody at DSD knows that the entire Sunroad project is subject to a CC zoning Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.50%." If my memory serves, the FAR of the actual building is well over 4.0, which wildly exceeds the allowable FAR. The city played games with two planning zone docs. The first had a height limit but no FAR, while the second had a FAR but removed the height limit. In approving the Sunroad building the city's Development Services Department infamously ruled that there was no height limit based on the later planning doc and ruled there was no FAR based on the earlier planning doc. That zoning gift was worth a lot of money to Sunroad. Sunroad was attempting to build several more buildings of similar size on the site. Based on the FAR they should not be able to build anything further, because the FAR is already exceeded for the entire site. So far the additional buildings have not been built, but I assume they will some day.
— February 21, 2012 9:55 a.m.

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