CCTV: Burlington Wards 4 & 7 NPA Meeting 09/26/2012 

Ever wonder how off-campus student housing on the hill impacts city service delivery in the North End?  Or how our taxes and home assessments would be affected if a house or two converted to student room rentals in your neighborhood?  Did you know that Burlington College is planning to increase enrollment by 500+ students, with no housing for them?  Where will these students live?  And where will they park?

Burlington College has already purchased neighborhood homes to use for student housing.  Is this the direction you want to see your neighborhood headed? How can residents pro-actively build a cooperative relationship with student institutions? What lessons have we learned from residents in other wards and city officials who have been dealing with this problem for years? Are students being charged high rates by landlords who do not provide parking, trash removal, or safe apartments that meet city code?

If you would like more information on how off-campus student housing impacts your quality of life or what Burlington College is planning for our neighborhoods, plan on attending the annual Wards 4/7 Neighborhood Improvement Night (NIN) meeting scheduled for next Wednesday. Experts are on the program, with plenty of time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.

Wards 4/7 NPA NIN:  Off-Campus Student Housing and Our Neighborhoods
Wednesday, September 26 at 6:45 pm
Miller Community and Recreation Center, 130 Gosse Court

Emily Lee, Ward 2 resident, 
Bill Breen, Burlington College
Brian Pine, CEDO

If you want the numbers, here they are: Student Housing, from Allen & Brooks Residential Report, March 2011