Quinnipiac, Hamden dispute agreement over housing students

Quinnipiac University (WTNH)

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University faces a $150-a-day fine, with the Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission accusing it of violating a 2006 housing agreement that led to construction of the York Hill campus.

The New Haven Register reports that the university is appealing the fine.

The approval requires Quinnipiac to provide a bed for each student to reduce the number of undergraduate students living in residential neighborhoods.

The university’s lawyer says it interprets the condition to mean it must provide a bed for every student who wants one. In that case, the condition has been fulfilled because it has about 300 beds available this semester.

Town officials say the condition requires the school to have one bed for every student regardless of whether the bed is used. Using that definition, the school is short about 1,315 beds.

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

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