Akron City Council approved plans for a new student housing development in the the downtown area Monday.
The Beacon Journal announced the plan last month to sell its warehouse property to a developer that is planning to build the $20 million building near South Broadway and East Exchange Street.
Councilman Mike Williams was the only member to oppose the project because he believes more details needs to be discussed about the potential negative impact it may have on other developments in the city.
"I'm not going to vote on the project, or support a project, until I feel comfortable with both its purpose and viability," said Williams.
At-large councilman Jeff Fusco told AkronNewsNow that he didn't look at the plans as competition for other developments.
"We've got to look at it strictly through the lens of 'land use.' Does it fit in with our overall scheme and our overall plan for that particular neighborhood area," said Fusco.
With some developments still in the planing stages, the Beacon Journal reports this would bring the total number of private student housing developments in the city to four.