Apartments approved for University Cinemas site in Normal

posted by CSWalczak on December 21, 2009 at 7:45 am

NORMAL, IL — The days of the University Cinemas in Normal appear to be numbered. Currently operated by Carmike as a discount house, the construction of student apartments on the site has been approved by the planning commission.

A revised plan for student apartments at the University Cinemas site won the planning commission’s recommendation Thursday while a proposal for a Family Video and accompanying commercial building in north Normal was rejected.

A development group, 1010 S. Main LLC, wants to build six 2½-story, townhouse-style apartment buildings with a total of 220 bedrooms at the cinema site. The original plan called for one four-story, 350-bedroom building.

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