/ Modified aug 26, 2013 7:24 p.m.

AZ Illustrated Metro: Monday, August 26, 2013

A discussion about the growing developments for student housing, its effects; a look at historic buildings that changed Tucson.


Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Monday, Aug. 26:

STUDENT HOUSING: The University of Arizona enrollment grows every year. Officials at the institution notified developers that there would be a need for about 3,000 additional student housing unites in the upcoming years. This prompted development of high-rise student apartments in historic neighborhoods around campus.

STUDENT HOUSING REACTION: Many residents of the various neighborhoods where new student housing is being built have clashed with developers over these projects. Some argued that high-density student housing isn't always compatible with the rest of the neighborhood where they're located. Chris Gans, president of the West University Neighborhood Association talks about some of these issues.

HISTORIC BUILDINGS: Tucson's history dates back before the city even had its name, and much of that history reflects in the architecture. Local architect, Bob Vint, chose four buildings he thinks illustrate Tucson's history, such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library.

AZ Illustrated Metro is produced by Andrea Kelly. Contact her at akelly@azpm.org.

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