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Morgan Management's proposal to build a 99-unit apartment building at 933 University Avenue will be heard by the city's Planning Commission on Monday, October 21. The site is in the East Avenue Preservation District. | The controversial project has been through several design revisions. Originally, Morgan planned to demolish the 1920's house on the northeast corner of the property, and the city seldom grants permission to demolish a structure in a preservation district. Morgan now says that it's willing to save the original house and provide space in it for the building's current owner, the Monroe Voiture veterans group. | Despite some lingering concerns about the project's size and the planned removal of some older trees, most members of the city's Preservation Board agree that the project would not have a significant negative impact on the surrounding area. A couple of board members have said that with proper screening, the view from nearby properties, including the George Eastman House, would be protected. | The Planning Commission meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street. There are several items on the agenda. If the commission signs off, the project goes back to the Preservation Board for final approval.

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