A city panel on Monday recommended the closure of a portion of Washington Street and a nearby alley for a proposed Highlands University residence hall.
That decision came after a number of neighboring residents told the city Planning and Zoning Commission that the university should have informed the public about its plans earlier and sought its input.
The City Council is expected to consider the commission’s recommendation at its meeting on Wednesday, April 30.
The proposed residence hall would cover 100,000 square feet and house 284 students.
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