Henrietta, home to Rochester Institute of Technology, restricted the number of students living in single-family rental homes to three. Henrietta residents are opposed to a 600-bed gated apartment complex.
In Syracuse, a neighborhood near Syracuse University wants to crack down on landlords who rent to students and keep single-family homes intact.
Students change a character of a neighborhood. There could be more people per unit, more traffic, more noise, more parties and more activity. Absentee landlords who don’t maintain properties are a big problem.
There are also positives to student moving in nearby. They bring vibrancy and money. College neighborhoods typically have a lot of goods and services. Henrietta enjoys Park Point and Strong/Highland will enjoy College Town
The question is where does this student activity belong? Students want freedom to live in an apartment of their choosing. They should have that freedom, as they are adults. But it’s not wrong for communities to look at their impact and discuss ways to mitigate any of the negatives.
Links of the Day:
– “It wasn’t until the stupid lock-down was ended that a citizen found the second murderer.” I really liked this essay questioning the need to lock down Boston.
– “I need more belts.” Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing were loaded into a prisoner transport van, where it was so dark, one man thought he had died.
– Cuomo admits he doesn’t make bills public until the last minute, in what appears to be backroom lawmaking.
– Kodak’s Eastman Business Park as a landfill full of radioactive waste that few people know about.
– The Buffalo Bills’ former equipment manager, who worked for the team for 35 years, said he was fired because of his age.