Mansfield Holding Hearing On Number Of Student Residences Mid Summer

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  1. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    "On July 25th the Mansfield Town Council will be voting on changes in the language in the rental ordinances. All of the Mansfield rental ordinances are designed to restrict the number of students residing in their neighborhoods."

    Below is a link to sign a petition to have the hearing pushed back until students are back in school to be able to voice their opinions to the town council:


    www.thepetitionsite.com/129/079/778/uconn-students-should-have-say-on-mansfield-rental-regulations/?taf_id=27417224&cid=fb_na#bbfb=546733603
     
  2. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

    Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Unless the referenced students are legally registered to vote in Mansfield, their opinions fall way down the totem pole. Actual registered voters likley hold sway, yet property owners of any significant financial size will likely roll out some legal representatives. Students from other towns? Absent existing leases at best, they have limited influence.
     
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  3. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    There's surprisingly more students registered to vote in Mansfield than you'd think. Every year on campus there's huge "register to vote" pushes made by student groups. I know at least 10 of my friends who were registered to vote in Mansfield in the 2012 presidential election that were from other parts of CT/the country. But yeah obviously your point stands.
     
  4. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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  5. MASSconn

    MASSconn Pretentious CR Critic

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    The town of Mansfield would be nothing without the University. The school is your economy.

    Move the schools and make Storrs a separate entity (i.e. State College) and let these nimby bums sweat it out.
     
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  6. JMick

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    The people of Mansfeld wouldn't know a good thing if it smacked them right in the face. Their livelihoods depend on the school yet they treat the University and its persons like second class citizens.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    looks like this is leading to some issues (who saw that coming)...

    Apartment development moratorium could be turning point for off-campus housing

    Mansfield’s ongoing moratorium on multi-family housing developments could result in significant policy changes for off-campus students, said Undergraduate Student Government president Dan Byrd.

    The Mansfield Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a nine-month moratorium on apartment complex development applications on Tuesday. The moratorium is designed to give the commission time to update existing multi-family housing regulations to align with the town’s plan of conservation and development, committee member Kenneth Rawn said at the meeting.

    Attorneys Susan Hays and Jeffrey Resetco, representing housing developers Wilmorite and EdR respectively, told the commission the moratorium could delay construction of new multi-family housing in the Mansfield area by up to two years.


    There's an opportunity here to provide nice, new, modern of campus housing for students while allowing for families and professors to move into the single family homes that students currently occupy if the town handles this right. Allowing more than 3 (in some cases 4) people who are unrelated to live in a house/condo would solve a lot of issues IMO.
     
  8. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    More background on recent moratorium from Mansfield regarding of campus housing: Mansfield approves nine-month moratorium on multi-family housing development

    The Mansfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to pass a nine month moratorium on new multi-family housing development Tuesday evening.

    Beginning Sept. 12, the commission will not receive applications to establish or expand multi-family housing development in Mansfield for a period of up to nine months. The commission suggested the moratorium to give themselves time to update the town’s multi-family housing regulations to align with its Plan of Conservation and Development without having to consider new applications, said director of planning and development Linda Painter at a Sept. 6 public hearing at Mansfield Town Hall.

    If the commission is able to update the regulations in less than nine months, the moratorium may be ended early, Painter said.

    The moratorium could delay construction of a new apartment complex at the former Huskies location on King Hill Road by up to two years, said spokesperson Susan Hays on behalf of Wilmorite, the project’s developer. The new development, which has not been approved under the commission’s current regulations, would allow students to rent individual rooms in two, three or four bedroom apartments.
     
  9. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    9 months moratorium? So hold until June and discuss the results in July when those meddlesome kids won't be in town?
     
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  10. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

    Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Ex-Huskies space as apartment site: Even including the parking lot, my vague recollection is the space would not allow for a very large building plot. Skyscraper?
     
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  11. JMick

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    The Mansfield residents will do whatever they can to stunt the growth of UConn.

    They were against the downtown and now they don't want to move EO Smith because the students and parents like the downtown so much

    They're a bunch of entitled little s