The proposal for a new mixed-use apartment tower on West Rosemary, has changed from its early stages, but developers still have some work to do.
Developers for the Shortbread Lofts,a 7-story apartment complex proposed at 333 W. Rosemary Street, presented their modified plan to the Town Council Wednesday night, and opened up the plan for public comment.
The Shortbread Lofts include 85 rental apartments, and 121 parking spaces on 1.4 acres on West Rosemary Street between Mitchell Lane and Church Street. The first floor of the building would include 3,560 square feet of retail.
Several council members said they thought the building, which is depicted by developers has being a mustard yellow color with a modern architectural style, didn't fit with Chapel Hill's style and looked too much like Greenbridge.
"In the end buildings like these will define the aesthetic of downtown for decades to come," said Council member Matt Czajkowski. "I look at his building and I can’t see any basis on which it reflects the nature of Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina ... it does remind me very much dismayingly of Greenbridge."