uOttawa continues to seek solution to housing issue

July 15, 2013

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that the University of Ottawa plans to increase residence space with approximately 1,000 additional beds in the next 3-4 years. There are early-stage plans to build a 156-bed residence on campus property, but they are not yet finalized, nor have proposals been requested. And, according to the president of a local community association, developers have begun approaching the community about possible building plans. The Sandy Hill community has become a student-living hotbed, as home owners rapidly converted houses to accommodate many students, with little communal space. Ottawa has recently imposed a temporary ban on such projects. The university is reporting they are “looking at all the options” to address the housing situation. Ottawa Citizen