UCONN & Mansfield Relationship
with Charles Vidich, President, Charles Vidich Associates
Richard Sherman, Arch. Designer, Appropriate Designs
Pat Suprenant, Former Editor of Mansfield Independent News
October 11, 2017
Segment 1: UCONN & Mansfield Relationship
with Mansfield Residents Charles Vidich & Richard Sherman
September 13, 2017
Bill Roe Lack of Progress
Mansfield, CT. Small town Mansfield likes rural atmosphere with family neighborhoods. Town residents want to reduce number of student rentals in traditional neighborhoods. Top nationwide concern for host towns to colleges. University of Connecticut houses only 51% of total students which leaves circa 12,000 students to find off-campus housing in town of 11,000. Rental businesses will not make good long term investments.
Toni Moran Asks for Details of Off Campus Parties
Town Council woman and Chairwoman of Ad Hoc Rental Enforcement Committee helps seek solutions to Town/University of Connecticut balance. Number of dorms is insufficient for number of students brought to area. More than 12,000 students do not have oncampus housing.
Janell Mullen and John Armstrong ITGA Recap
Mansfield, CT neighborhoods are impacted by student rentals. Party scene moves from Hunting Lodge Rd to family neighborhoods. Town Gown solutions sought to balance Town and University of Connecticut needs. Town seeks more ON campus housing.
Town Council Members Questions to Janell Mullen & John Armstrong
Town Council members discuss ITGA Conference summary.