Clemson City Council approves rezoning for student housing project on first reading

The Clemson City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning for a proposed student housing project, The Hub Clemson at Abernathy Park, with a 4-3 vote. Mayor Robert Halfacre supported the project, citing potential financial impacts if rejected. The project, which includes over 1,300 beds and several hundred parking spaces, has faced opposition from residents due to its size, parking, and environmental concerns. Students have mixed views on the need for more housing. Despite the approval, some residents vowed to continue opposing the project. A final reading is scheduled for April 15.