The Ann Arbor Zoning Board of Appeals voted 6-0 Wednesday night to reject a developer's request for a zoning variance to construct a 145-foot-tall building at 1320 S. University Ave.

Property owner Phil Sotiroff has been fighting unsuccessfully to be able to build a $50 million mixed-use project called the "Gateway" next to the new Landmark student high-rise.​

A proposal for The Gateway at 1320 S. University will go before the Ann Arbor Zoning Board of Appeals on Oct. 24. The developer is seeking variances to permit the 245,000-square-foot, 14-floor structure, according to a statement issued Monday by Detroit-based consulting firm Bassett & Bassett, Inc.

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