Category: Dormitories

Month in Review, November, 2015: Part 2, Can’t live without them

5 January, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Air rights, Apartments, Dormitories, Hamden, Housing, Month in review, New York City, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Stuyvesant Town, Taxation, Universities | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As November rolled along, my story of Quinnipiac University and its fractious relationship with its home town of Hamden reached the point where Hamden needed a Plan B, and it had not far at all to look, for adjacent to prickly Hamden was welcoming North Haven, […]

Month in Review, November, 2015: Part 1, Can’t live with them

4 January, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Dormitories, Hamden, Housing, Month in review, New York City, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Stuyvesant Town, Taxation, Universities | No comments

By: David A. Smith I am the main character, aren’t I? Although this blog is anchored in housing, my November posts were monopolized by issues of local government – because when all is said and done, quality sustainable urban affordable housing can exist only where there is functional local government. Without sustainability, one obtains the […]

Failure to communicate: Part 13, Well, he gets it

25 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 12 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.] Captain: Well, he gets it. – Cool Hand Luke As I wrap up this long, long series on what has […]

Failure to communicate: Part 12, Or I can be one real mean

24 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] Captain: Or I can be one real mean sum-bitch. – Cool Hand Luke As I established yesterday, relations between a town and […]

Failure to communicate: Part 11, I can be a good guy

23 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] Captain: Now, I can be a good guy. – Cool Hand Luke Got it yet, Luke? As we saw yesterday, the tragedy (for Hamden) […]