Columbia City Council OKs American Campus Communities project

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 19 2014 Aug 19, 2014 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:53:00 AM CDT August 19, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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]

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