Suffolk University is growing by leaps and bounds. The downtown college hopes to offer more housing options to its students – currently only 23% of the students live on campus – but not because there isn’t a need, it’s because there just physically aren’t enough dorms.
According to the Suffolk Journal, the university is looking at neighborhoods that offer a 10 minute commute to school for student housing. So which neighborhoods are being considered? East Boston, Charlestown, and of course, South Boston! Hmmmm……
This would be a disaster– I hope our elected officials squash this idea before we get over-allstonized (no disrespect Allston)
As private entity it’s going to be very hard to stop them from paying for a building or site & using it as student housing. Half the neighborhood is already under 35, what’s a few more 20 year old’s anyways?
I would think there are permits required for using a property as a dormitory so hopefully there is some mechanism they could leverage. I am imagining several hundred vs a few. No single snowflake thinks they are the one causing the blizzard. :)
Where would they find space aymore? ANd I hope not also… horror stories will abound I would guess.