Condo maker gets to build higher in exchange for pedestrian concessions

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In his weekly architecture column, The Post and Courier's Robert Behre chats about how a new set of condos on the east side of Concord Park was allowed to build a little bit taller than normal.

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Basically the city said: If you make the Anson House prettier to pedestrians we'll let you build a couple of penthouses that you normally couldn't.

It's the first building that's had a chance to take of new city rules that encourage developers to build with those at the street-level in mind.

Behre's written an insightful story, but it's hard to compete with the eye candy shots of and from the penthouses on the rooftops. Go check out the photos and the story.