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Roanne Axdahl of Duluth stands in the backyard of her Duluth home, which overlooks Woodland Middle School at Woodland Avenue and Clover Street. The school district recently reached an agreement with developer Mark Lambert to sell the Woodland site, which would anchor an area of mixed student housing and retail development. Axdahl said she fears such a development would lower her property value and her quality of life. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

As Duluth college enrollment grows, developer brings housing plan

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Even as Duluth college students and residents are telling the city they want more student housing and retail closer to campus, an established developer of student housing complexes is working to create just that.

It's serendipitous for the city, which began studying a six-square-mile area around the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica for development last spring.

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