“We’ve been building a lot of student-oriented apartments that, frankly, are nowhere near campus,” Holman said.
The project is in Ward 7, which Holman represents.
“I am very concerned about the number of apartment units we are building every year,” Miller said. “It is an impact.”
Rieger said apartment occupancy rates are high and the demand for new student housing has created a strong market in Norman.
City staff and the planning commission recommended approval of the change.
The city council also approved the following:
· Resolution formalizing changes to the city’s recycling policy
· Preliminary Plat for Ashton Grove addition
· Norman Tax Increment Finance Authority refinancing its debt note