The Hub student housing complex as seen from Phoenix Avenue. Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun
By Adrian Skabelund | AZ Daily Sun
After a year of vetting by both commissions and members of the public, the City of Flagstaff is nearing the passage of new regulations designed to better regulate large student-focused developments.
The changes will completely eliminate the current “rooming and boarding” system used to regulate student-focused projects, replacing it with something new, said City Zoning Code Manager Daniel Symer.
Those “rooming and boarding” rules accommodate developments that rent by the bedroom rather than the unit, but they are notoriously easy for developers to skirt around.