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July 22, 2018
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Athens council examines University Estates settlement
(WOUB) - An ordinance approving a settlement agreement with University Estates has been given first reading by Athens City Council.

City Law Director Garry Hunter says the deal comes after four months of "fairly intense negotiations."

University Estates sued in U.S. District Court after the city claimed the owner violated a zoning law. a charge that was later dismissed.

The settlement ordinance was introduced last night and a vote is expected on April 16.

Councilmber Debbie Phillips says anything not addressed in the agreement is still covered by the city code.

University Estates has said the agreement will allow them to resume full construction of their 830-acre housing project.
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