August 27, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Some northwest Reno residents are raising concerns about plans for a student housing development they fear will bring increased traffic and noise to their neighborhood.
Student housing developer Aspen Heights has proposed a 203-unit development near Keystone Canyon north of downtown. The homes would have Italian and Spanish designs, a club house and common areas for students to gather.
Jim Kossow was among those who spoke out Thursday night against the project he fears will add nearly 1,000 students to the neighborhood.
Ellen Jacobsen says she's worried about the traffic and the impact on parking access to nearby trails on the edge of Peavine Mountain.
Reno City Council member Neoma Jardon supports the project but acknowledged critics have some valid concerns. She said she'll take those back to city officials.
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