BYU housing complex proposed south of campus
from the but-what-about-the-ducks dept.
I just finished reading today's the Daily Universe article about the new complex BYU might be building south of campus.
[It's going to] be located between 400 and 500 East on 800 South [This should be North not South] across from the BYU botany pond. The proposal shows the first floor of the five story complex to be used for BYU-owned student services, such as an extension of the BYU Bookstore or a copy center. The remaining floors would consist of 141 apartments, with either two or three bedrooms and a kitchen and common living area.
Sounds great. We could use a BYU Bookstore extension closer to all the housing south of campus. But ... doesn't BYU have a huge Y-lot on 800 North between 400 and 500 East?
The only concerns on the project so far revolve around parking and traffic issues. which could bring a negative response.
There would be 165 parking stalls available for 754 residents within the complex, but Jenkins said, if necessary, parking could also be allowed to spill over into adjacent parking lots owned by BYU currently used for Y-lot and faculty parking.
Wait, but the Y-lot won't be there anymore because there will be a huge apartment building there ... right? Or am I mixed up here?
And what's this about there only being 165 stalls available for 754 residents? Isn't that way too low? I thought there was a city ordinance that required something like a 60% or 70% ration of stalls to students. Maybe I'm remembering this wrong.
I think this is a great idea as long as it doesn't make the parking situation south of campus any worse. They should build a huge parking garage along with the complex ... maybe on top of it, like the crossroads mall in Salt Lake? Maybe not. That would probably be a little over the top.
What do you guys think?