- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Traverse City voters have decided to amend the city’s charter to require a public vote to approve construction of buildings taller than 60 feet.

Preliminary results reported by Grand Traverse County show voters decided Tuesday to adopt the measure known as Proposal 3.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle says the proposal calls for the city charter to be amended to require a vote on such tall buildings. That’s in addition to the city’s current special land use permitting process.

The vote came amid debate about how taller buildings affect the character of the popular northern Michigan tourist destination. The ballot proposal stemmed from a dispute over whether two proposed 100-foot-tall buildings should be built in the city.

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