Graduate students at this university have spoken up about the high cost of housing in College Park.
WMATA is receiving funding from Amazon's Housing Equity Fund for the development.
Some public commenters expressed concerns about the speed at which the city is moving to acquire the land.
Construction is causing an increase of dust in the air and disrupting student life, some students say.
Transfer students say the university should do more to help them find housing.
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition also provided updates on efforts to create community vibrancy.
Backlash to the development has grown this semester, with opponents blasting the university for standing by a development that would cause deforestation.
Candidates discussed retaining non-student residents in the city, the American Rescue Plan and regulations of local dog parks.