Anderson Village redevelopment proposal shelved

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This artist rendering shows the project originally proposed by local developer Chris Elsey in August. (Courtesy Chris Elsey)

A local developer has officially dropped plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Anderson Village.

Chris Elsey says the project, which would have included apartments, a hotel, retail spaces and a parking garage among other amenities is dead due to a lack of support from the City of Manhattan and surrounding neighbors. Elsey’s plans had also included the potential for an indoor waterpark, similar to that of a facility in Garden City.

City officials questioned whether that type of development could fit in the location which faced parking and density issues.

Local renters union Renters Together MHK claimed a victory Wednesday and says it will continue to put together a Community Benefits Agreement with coalition partners to thwart what it calls “more unaffordable and unsustainable housing in the near future.”

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