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Some residents oppose luxury apartments in Mississippi city

July 9, 2019

PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Some residents of a Mississippi city say they oppose the construction of a recently approved $15 million luxury apartment complex.

WDAM-TV reports the Forrest County Board of Supervisors approved the development July 1. Hattiesburg-based York Developments plans to build the nearly 135-unit complex in Petal.

Two residents voiced concerns about the affordability of the apartments and the amount of people it may bring to the city. The cost to live in the apartments has not been released. Petal’s current population is just over 10,000.

Petal Mayor Hal Marx says he thinks the apartments will be a suitable option for people who aren’t yet ready to purchase a house. He hopes it encourages more businesses to come to the area.

A start date for construction has not been announced.

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Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

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