By Adrian Skabelund | AZ Daily Sun
After several months of negotiation, the Flagstaff City Council narrowly approved the construction of a new apartment complex just off of Lake Mary Road this week.
The project, dubbed Aura Flagstaff, will bring 160 one- and two-bedroom apartments to an 11-acre section of property that is bisected by both High Country Trail and a set of transmission lines.
Councilmembers Adam Shimoni, Regina Salas and Miranda Sweet, and Vice Mayor Becky Daggett all voted to support the project, while Mayor Paul Deasy and Councilmembers Austin Aslan and Jim McCarthy were in opposition.
Supporters of the project pointed to the affordable housing emergency that Council declared just last year and the affordable housing units the developer promised to provide as a significant benefit that the project would bring.