Yesterday, the Lower Downtown Design Review Board finally gave the go-ahead to Buzz Geller to build Bell Tower, a hugely ambitious (and expensive) high-end condominium complex, on Speer Boulevard. The project is fascinating, as are the compromises Geller had to make in order to eventually win the board's favor. Geller spoke frankly and at length withWestword's Joel Warner prior to the vote: Learn more about the frustrations that preceded his victory in the February 4 Off-Limits column and an extensive Q&A vividly headlined "Buzz Geller Dishes on the Bell Tower, Mega-Rich Tenants and the Lunacy of Denver's Planning Department."
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