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July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Summit at Coates Run a hot topic for City Council
(WOUB) - If you want to start a lively debate, put the Summit at Coates Run on the agenda.

Athens City Council proved that again last night as it discussed a proposed bridge for the controversial apartment complex along Richland Avenue.

After nearly an hour of throwing questions at the developer of the proposed housing project, councilmembers agreed more answers are needed.

Debbie Phillips is Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, which has scrutinized Summit at Coates Run in the past because of concerns about building on a hillside.

But for Councilmember Nancy Bain, the big issue last night was flooding.

The developer needs the bridge for access to the complex and is pitching a new design that he argues will not aggravate the flooding potential of Coates Run.
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