Columbia City Council OKs American Campus Communities project
COLUMBIA (AP) - The Columbia City Council has approved a company's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex.
The council members voted Monday night to approve a development agreement with student housing developer American Campus Communities.
The company will build a 718-bed apartment complex north of the University of Missouri campus. It aims to have lodging ready for tenants by August 2017.
Some council members who voted against the proposal say a road near the campus would likely see increased traffic because of the new housing.
The company will provide $300,000 to improve a sewer line underneath a road that it wants to build as part of the development agreement.
[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the most accurate information]