November 6, 2019 – After sending plans back to the drawing board this summer, the city Historic Landmark Commission last week gave the thumbs-up for a proposed tower addition that would rise about 30 stories above downtown’s Royal Arch Masonic Lodge.

Located at 311 West Seventh Street, the lodge was built in 1926 and landmarked in 2000. The local chapter of Freemasons that operates the building is in favor of the change, according to an October 28 Community Impact story, in part due to the need for repairs to the original Beaux Arts building.

30-story tower expansion approved for historic lodge