One major issue besides the height of the building, is the fact that it will be right up against the property line, only about 20' from the apartment windows of current residents at Battery Gardens. Gill says he is concerned the impact of the building could leave him with vacant apartments, which he currently is leasing at affordable prices relative to the market rate of newer buildings downtown.
In response to his concerns, planners ordered a shadow study for the proposed development. I am not an expert in this field by any means, so I welcome comments by more knowledgable readers below. Reviewing the scenes that represent various times of the day and year, only one "before and after" jumped out as showing a significant difference:
If you are a resident of Battery Gardens? You're probably the most qualified to speak to this question.