College town probes halt on student housing projects

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Auburn University
Auburn University [Photo via Auburn University]

A college town in Alabama proposed temporarily halting construction on any new student housing developments in the city amid concerns the number of existing facilities exceeds the amount of students.

Auburn Mayor Ron Anders proposed an ordinance at last week’s city council meeting that would halt new student housing developments for about 90 days to give leaders time to figure out a long-term solution, the Opelika-Auburn news reported on Friday.

The ordinance will be introduced at the council’s Dec. 17 meeting.

Republished with the Permission of the Associated Press.