By Will Daly, www.WeKnowUrban.com - Phoenix High Rise and Loft C
(We Know Urban Realty)
The owner of Monti's La Casa Vieja Restaurant in Tempe has revised his plans to build two high rise mixed use buildings adjacent to and over his business.Michael Monti had recently been criticized for proposing that one of the two towers (tenty five stories and 300 feet tall) actually straddle the historic restaurant (originally built in 1871). Critics felt it would demean the historic value of the restaurant and possibly jeopardize the historic status of the building. To his credit Monti is not fighting the issue and has instead elected to redesign the plan. He will present his new plan to the Tempe Historic Commission this Thursday.