Housing closer to campus means easier walks to class, but housing farther away brings cheaper prices.
The committee is collaborating with financial consultant company Kaufman Hall to reach their financial performance goals.
A new partnership with Cengage and updated housing and dining rates headlined the November board meeting.
The Dumas buildings have been home to many students, including an Olympic athlete.
Task force staff representative Leah Christian: “There are a lot of conflicts on the task force, I think, a lot of divergent perspectives and not a lot of agreement on where we want to go."
Sophomore Kelly Buer: “I wanted to live somewhere where I didn’t have to be shuttled to campus, and that’s very limiting and it’s expensive to be that close to campus.”
Graduate student leader Kristofferson Culmer: “It is a temporary solution, and I appreciate that from the university, but the issue of graduate student housing needs a long-term solution.”
The city will not charge the developer, Catalyst Design Works, to close portions of Elm, Fifth and Sixth streets.
The administrative delay on approving building permits near campus will be in effect until Dec. 1.
The Department of Residential Life plans to assess the success of the new housing options midway through the 2016–17 year.
Because of a decline in freshman enrollment, ResLife is encouraging older students to return to residence halls.
Hillel director Jeanne Snodgrass cited the city’s rezoning process as the reason for the postponement.
Remembering old Columbia’s charm as it’s replaced by luxury student housing.
Three City Council candidates express their opinion and future plans in face of increasing student housing in Columbia.
The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.
Residents were evicted from James Condominiums, and Quinton’s Bar & Deli and Britches Clothing are closing for the apartments.
CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority Phil Steinhaus: “As new student housing gets built, it relieves some of the pressure that’s been on the rest of the housing market.”
MU has taken few steps toward providing new graduate student housing and child care since a walkway in the University Village housing complex collapsed, and graduate students want the university to recognize their needs.
City Council voted to approve the consolidation of two lots into one for the complex.
The proposed structure dubbed “Rise Apartments” would be dedicated primarily to student housing with parking and retail spaces.