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Rochester Mayor Brede vetoes Fifth on Fifth project

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede has vetoed the proposed 'Fifth on Fifth' apartment building project, according to a statement from his office Tuesday.

In a letter, mayor Brede said he vetoed the project because the proposed development is, "incompatible with the 'character of the surrounding neighborhood and existing land forms of the area'. It is also inconsistent with the dictates of the Downtown Master Plan and Land Use Plan that call for the preservation of existing neighborhoods. Therefore, I am vetoing the proposed 5th on 5th Development Project."

The 39-unit, four-story project was proposed for property at the intersection of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue Southwest in Rochester.

The controversial project had been approved by the city council in August, despite objections from neighbors.

We'll have the latest on this story, including comments from Mayor Brede, tonight on KTTC NewsCenter.

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