[Robert Byrnes speaks to the Batavia City Council on Nov. 6. Byrnes, of Batavia Avenue Properties LLC at 1950 and 2000 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva, filed the legal protest to Evergreen Real Estate Group's apartment proposal for the neighboring Campana building.]
The resulting plan would still include 80 apartments, most of them income-restricted. Evergreen’s plan includes use of historic tax credits to help finance renovation of the 1936 factory building in the $30 million project, and low-income tax credits to subsidize the rents for tenants.
Uher reiterated his philosophical opposition to use of federal tax credits for the project, adding that the revised plan does not address his concerns about parking and traffic.
Salvati also cited traffic concerns, and Callahan expressed continued opposition to cellphone antennas on the building tower, among other zoning amendments needed for approval of the project.
Meitzler simply said the city has been debating the project for six months and that the council should take a vote.