University students feel put upon and under-prioritized:
Charlottesville politicians are notoriously leftist. … In an interview with The Cavalier Daily a few months ago, Charlottesville City Councilor Blake Caravati stated that City Council cares far more about family units than for student housing. … But City Council has worked tirelessly to block as much new construction as possible with encumbering regulations. This has ensured stratospheric rent and housing prices.
But … what does all this data mean?
The city’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services will present a report to the City Council on Tuesday that outlines just how rapid the pace of construction has been and how rapid it will remain in the coming years.
The report should prove enlightening. I for one am looking forward to it.