- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington is looking to build an office tower over the new U District light-rail station, even though some say they would prefer to have a public plaza there.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1JwzVQU ) that the university does not have firm plans for the site, but it is considering a tower up to 240 feet tall, if the city allows such height.

The school acquired the development rights above the station in 2013 from Sound Transit. A transit spokesman says board members will consider amending that deal next month to get more money to pay for fortifying the site to support a larger building.

The City/University Community Advisory Committee, which advises UW and city officials on planning, opposes the tower. It wants to see a plaza built there.

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This story has been corrected to say that the City/University Community Advisory Committee does not support the construction of a tower at the site, but opposes it.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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