Tuscaloosa mayor seeks apartment slowdown

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The mayor is asking city leaders in Tuscaloosa to slow down action on any large-scale apartment complexes meant to provide housing for college students.
The Tuscaloosa News reports Mayor Walt Maddox is urging leaders to table any votes on projects that would include 200 bedrooms or more.
Maddox told officials it’s time to re-examine the effects of student housing on the city.
The University of Alabama has grown rapidly, and the city is home to two other colleges. The city’s landscape also has changed since a killer tornado destroyed hundreds of buildings in 2011.
Maddox formed a student housing task force to examine the proliferation of large-scale projects that sprung up in the city after the twister.
The City Council could discuss Maddox’s request on Tuesday.

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