Festerson Will Oppose Student Housing
Omaha, NE - Omaha City Councilman Pete Festerson will not support a proposal for up to 250 new apartments at 70th & Cass, the current location of Temple Israel.
Campus Crest Communities of Charlotte, North Carolina has proposed a 10-building apartment project on the site, just blocks from the UNO campus.
Festerson says after talking with residents in the Fairacres neighborhood, he thinks the project will create too much additional traffic in the area. "I've listened to the concerns of the neighborhood and believe those concerns have merit," said Festerson.
The Omaha Planning Board will consider the proposal in March. The project needs Planning Board approval to move forward.