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Old 05-29-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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FWIW here's the link to the petition

New Modern Housing Next to Campus for WVU Students! - PetitionBuzz
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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Since I'm not a student, I can't sign it but I would urge anybody who is a student to do so.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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This development would be fantastic for our city! Unfortunately, there are some community members that oppose the development for personal reasons. All those who are in favor of improving downtown Morgantown need to do everything in their power to get their voices heard!

There is a petition online that is available for anyone to sign including students and community members.

Petition Link: New Modern Housing Next to Campus for WVU Students! - PetitionBuzz

This project will help our goal of improving downtown Morgantown and also provide new, safe and convenient housing for WVU students.

I have been informed that this project will have high end amenities along with retail space on the first floor. Writing letters to the Planning Commission is a great start, but showing up on June 12th at the hearing would have a bigger impact.

Send letters to:
Planning Commission
Development Services Department
Third Floor, Office 14
City Hall
389 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV 26505

Members of the opposition continue to bring up the parking situation at the building. I have heard that the ratio of parking spaces to beds will be around 30%. Having students live downtown will decrease the amount of students driving into the city on a daily basis, hence decrease traffic in the downtown area.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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Bump....send your letters!
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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This project is going to back to the Planning Commission this Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers. If you are for responsible development, please speak in favor of this development.


If you haven't looked at their other projects, I encourage you to check out the link below.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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We absolutely have to start voting in pro development city council members rather than the protectionist status quo folks who have dominated things here politically, and who favor the slum lords and oppose progress. This "Morgantown Forward" group is the worst ever, as far as I can tell. One of that group ... Kawecki, didn't even bother to show up last night.

I'm wondering if WVU can enter into a public/private partnership with this company to get this thing built and somehow bypass these clowns. They had a chance to get 3% of the student population located right next to the downtown, and are now forcing the development outside of city limits as usual, reducing trade for downtown merchants and actually making traffic worse because folks who once could walk places downtown will not be driving instead. The slum lords days are numbered in any case. The University has decided it needs to push them out to get good housing options for students, and they will do so in any event. The real losers are the merchants in downtown Morgantown, and the city's citizens.

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Old 06-14-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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So this building isn't being constructed anymore?! Blasphemous!
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:40 AM
 
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So this building isn't being constructed anymore?! Blasphemous!
Instead of just complaining about it, don't you think it's time for WVU students to put on a concerted effort for voter registration and help vote the slum lord contingent out of office. Everyone has a vested interest in cleaning up our student housing and making quality, affordable student housing the norm.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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I'm all for voting, but is it official that this building will not be constructed?
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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Just signed the petition
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