Developer Leonard Attman's latest plan for a 32-story office tower at Redwood and Charles streets downtown got a respectful hearing from city planning officials yesterday, but a final vote on the controversial tower is still months away.
The city Planning Commission listened as architects for the developer explained their latest plan, which abandons Mr. Attman's earlier bid to buy and close part of Redwood Street to allow the building to have more space on each floor.
The new plan calls for the building to extend over the sidewalk out to the curb line. The overhang would begin four stories above the street, supported by columns reaching from street level. The result would be a 388,000-square-foot building, 20 percent smaller than the one Mr. Attman originally proposed in November 1990.