Kinnick-style house decision postponed

Residents listen at a meeting of the Iowa City Board of Adjustment to reconsider a permit for Reed and Sandy Carson to build a home in the style of Kinnick Stadium, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Samantha Myers/KCRG-TV9)
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa City Board of Adjustment postponed its decision Wednesday whether to let a couple build a home designed to resemble Kinnick Stadium.

A group called the Neighbors of Manville Heights Association and property owners in the area are appealing the city's June issuance of a building permit to Reed and Sandy Carlson.

People at the meeting first heard a presentation from the City of Iowa City outlining why the property follows the city guidelines for a single-family residence. The presentation took three hours.

A representative from the concerned neighbors then began speaking making the argument that construction of the Kinnick-style house would negatively affect the health, welfare and safety of the neighborhood.

The meeting adjourned until next Wednesday where they will hear from the couple who wants to build the house and others who oppose it.