Quinnipiac University has filed a lawsuit against the town of Hamden after the zoning board denied its appeal of a finding that the school has violated a zoning deal for its York Hill dormitory project.
The New Haven Register reports when Quinnipiac was given zoning approval in 2007, one stipulation was that the school provide one bed for every undergraduate student. The university has not done so, but argues it has followed the spirit of the rule by providing a bed for every student who wants one.
Around 6,500 undergrads are enrolled at Quinnipiac and officials from the school said they have housing for 5,000 of them and there hasn’t been a housing shortage in recent years.
The school says many students prefer to live off campus. Town officials counter that one bed for every student means one bed for every student.
The lawsuit filed in New Haven Superior Court asks to reverse the ZBA's decision and waive all fines relating to the violation.