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Green Hills Residents Upset Over Apartment Complex

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by Chris Conte

GREEN HILLS, Tenn. - Some residents who live in Green Hills say they are not happy with a proposed 22-story building that will soon pierce the skyline over Hillsboro Pike.

"The spirit and the intent of the Urban Design Overlay was never to have a skyscraper," said Green Hills residents Lisa Zhito.

When Zhito and her neighbors first learned of the proposed development a few months ago, the planned complex was only going to be 14 stories tall, but now the building will be 22 stories in height, according to officials. At that height, it will be the tallest building in Green Hills.

"Basically what this is saying is that anyone with enough money to buy enough lots can do whatever they want, and I don't think that's the way it's supposed to work, I really don't," Zhito said.

That building will go in at the corners of Hillsboro Pike and Richard Jones Road and Metro City Council members said they are well within their rights. 

"Someone has been able to do a development of this size for the last 11 to 14 years. It shows that Green Hills is a very economically vibrant community and it's an area that people are drawn to, that people wanna live," said Councilman Sean McGuire.

However, McGuire said he's received enough complaints about the height of the building that he will now look at ways of revising the areas overlay to keep a building of similar height from going in.

"For this area it is a very aggressive project. I think a lot of people would like to see it a lot lower than it is right now."

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