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Proposed 14-story building in Iowa City now 7 stories

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Parking problems have led developers to cut a proposed 14-story apartment building for downtown Iowa City by half.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports ( ) that plans laid out earlier this year for the 14-story building called for commercial space on the first floor and 72 residential units in the upper floors. But that proposal was tabled in June.

The developer, Neumann Monson Architects, tried again, seeking a waiver of the city's on-site parking requirement because the lot isn't big enough to accommodate all the parking needed.

On Wednesday, the city's Board of Adjustment rejected a motion to approve a waiver of up to 36 spaces, which would have allowed construction of the 14-story building.

But the board approved a waiver of up to 18 spaces, allowing for a seven-story building.

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