Auburn (WSYR-TV) -- Cayuga Community College wants to construct a new building to house students in Auburn, but some residents are concerned about noise and traffic if the proposed $20-million dormitory is constructed along Prospect Street.
“When we first bought our home near the college we did not have any intentions of living next to a parking lot or a 300 person dorm,” said Elaine Nolan who lives near the proposed site.
“Students who come to us, they want to part of our program, but they see that there’s no student housing on campus and they move on,” said College President Daniel Larson.
County Legislator Stephen Barski says the legislature wants college officials to answer a number of concerns raised by lawmakers and neighbors about the project’s financing, as well as its impact on neighborhood safety and property values.
If approved, the dorm would accommodate up to 300 students and would have a fitness center and lounges. The dorm, if it passes a vote, will take at least a year and a half.
No future meetings on the project have been scheduled.