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University's faculty housing plan under fire

University's faculty housing plan under fire



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Neighboring landlords say a University of Utah plan to build 150 new condominiums or town houses would draw tenants away from existing properties.

The school says it wants to build affordable housing for entry-level faculty. A proposed development on the southwest corner of campus would also include space for school administration, entertainment and parking.

Kendall Phillips owns two properties on University Street. He says it's hard enough to find tenants without the added competition.

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission will discuss the project next Wednesday. But since it would be built on state land, it would not need city approval.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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