By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun
This year, Flagstaff saw the construction of one controversial development finish up just as others begin to gain attention. But perhaps more important, the year also saw the city council passing policies governing how the city should shape development, in particular large scale development, into the future, and voters saying no to one potential solution to the issue of affordability.
After development was the subject of a nearly two-year fight that was eventually decided in the courts last year, construction of the Southside student housing complex called the Hub was completed in August.
Construction was finished with just days to spare before the beginning of the fall semester at Northern Arizona University and residents, most of whom are students, moved into the building shortly after.