Tuscaloosa OKs rules on student housing complexes


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The city council in Tuscaloosa has adopted three zoning rules aimed at curbing the recent growth of student housing apartment complexes.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that council members on Thursday unanimously adopted the three zoning amendments.

The vote implements three of nine recommendations put forth by the Student Rental Housing Task Force. The 19-member task force was formed last year to address the boom in new student housing developments.

The changes will ban apartment-only buildings within certain zones; and make it illegal for more than three unrelated people to share one living space in some areas of the city.

Also, it is intended to stop developers from using provisions of the city’s landscape ordinance to allow a reduction in off-street parking requirements for any residential, or non-commercial, project.


Information from: The Tuscaloosa News

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