Hamden mulls district to contain Quinnipiac student housing

Quinnipiac University in Hamden (file).

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Hamden officials are considering ways to contain properties owned by Quinnipiac University in response to complaints from residents about loud parties, vandalism and damage to homes.

The New Haven Register reports that the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider establishing a College Town District, revised fees for landlords renting to students and a six-month extension of a moratorium on student housing permits.

Assistant Town Planner Dan Kops says the goal is to create a district where students can live and shop separate from residential neighborhoods.

Quinnipiac University’s goal is to have 95 percent of students live in dormitories. It’s about 80 percent now.

The proposal would raise the cost of renewing a student housing permit to $500 per unit from $150. The initial application fee would be $1,000.


Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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