A Seventh Student Housing Project Coming to NorthgateFeatured Stories, News Monday, February 18th, 2013
The College Station City Council heard some details of A&M’s plans to build a three-story student housing complex north of the main campus.
Because the 775 bed project is considered a dormitory there will be no property tax revenue. But the city will sell water and electricity.
Councilman James Benham says it keeps students out of their vehicles because they will be walking to campus instead of commuting from single family residential developments where there have been law enforcement issues.
Councilman Karl Mooney had a safety concern as several thousand beds are being built in the Northgate area in addition to existing apartments and homes.
Councilman John Nichols,who as a former member of the Planning and Zoning Commission heard complaints from existing homeowners, asked the developers and A&M to keep neighbors well-informed.
The A&M project will be built on land bordered by Cross, Dogwood, Inlow, and Culpepper. Because it’s state property the city has little control over the development.
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