The Cheyenne City Council on Monday voted against a proposed set of building standards for new construction in downtown Cheyenne.

The proposal had the support of the Downtown Development Authority, but was opposed by those who said it would inhibit growth in the downtown area. It was also opposed by the Wyoming Liberty Group, which said some of the proposed standards were arbitrary and would put a damper on investment in the downtown area.

The area the proposal would have covered, the Central Business district, is a 40 square block area in downtown Cheyenne, The standards are included in the city's Unified Development Code (UDC).

Provisions of the proposal include such things as what construction materials can be used and how far new buildings would have to be located from city streets.

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