City staff turned down donation of the land in October 2005, without consulting the city council. The land has since been sold to a developer, who wants to build a 40-story residential tower, which would destroy the historic Schilling Garden, block views from two historic apartment buildings, and make a highly visible intrusion into the skyline from most of Lakeside Park. The Public Works Committee of the city council takes this up on Sept. 12. Y’all come!