According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Norman has had a 4.2 percent increase in population since April 2010, beating state and national levels, Ezzell said.
The apartments will be marketed to the student population. The developer will provide financial support for residents currently in the mobile home park who will be displaced.
Council member Stephen Tyler Holman said he hopes the city and the university will work to make improvements along Constitution Street to support more bicycling and pedestrian traffic to the university from that area.
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