They don't need to have a better option
if the neighbors do not have a better plan are they in a position to complain?
The church is asking the neighbors to accept a significant damage to their neighborhood with no compensation.
hws has done far more damage to that neighborhood than one single project will ever do
will jobs be created?
will property taxes now be paid?
will school taxes now be paid?
will higher water/sewer revenue be generated?
will more sales taxes be collected?
will the structure be saved?
Maybe they don't need the housing,
until all hws students reside inside the campus perimeter then hws will always need off campus student housing
are you suggesting that the off campus hws student housing creates little problems for any of the neighors near the units?
the expense of bringing it up to code?
how much did hws just spend on their performance center?
was it $25 million?
It's not as if they have infinite funds.
their students pay tuition
until they run out of students and tuition they have adequate funds
When the endowment is reduced,
hws will just start a fund drive to get more money from past graduates to increase the endowment