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UPDATE: Stevens Point city council denies two housing projects

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- Stevens Point city council members voted down two new housing projects Monday night. Community members packed city hall and voiced their opposition to the plans in a meeting that lasted more than four hours.

"It feels like David slayed Goliath tonight," said Stevens Point landlord Mary Ann Leszewski. She owns ten apartments in the city and said it's already hard to fill vacancies.

Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson said he hopes the decision to halt plans to build an apartment complex for seniors on the Lullaby property and a new student housing complex on the former Cooper Motors site won't discourage potential developers.

City leaders said they will now look for new options to develop the two sites.

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- The Stevens Point city council has voted to deny a new student housing complex plan.

The plan would have built a 29-unit student housing complex on the former Cooper Motors property. Some landlords had expressed opposition, saying there are too many vacancies in the city already.

But city leaders had said the plan would increase tax revenue and develop land that's been vacant for years.

Tune in to Wake Up Wisconsin for the latest on the decision.

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