Off-Campus Housing Restrictions To Be Discussed

The issue of off-campus student housing will go before the Fayette Urban County Council Tuesday.

The Kentucky Kernel reports discussion of proposed regulations for off-campus housing for UK students is planned for 1 p.m.

The regulations being discussed would allow only three non-related students to live in an off-campus house at a time.

If passed, it would also not allow one student residential unit to exist within 180 feet of another student home.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:47 AM
    Many of the student rentals are single family homes in neighborhoods that cannot support 4 or 5 or more vehicles per residence. If it were hispanics that were targeted, I'm sure you would all be for the regulations. Why don't you drive down Waller Ave. on trash day and tell us what you see? It's nasty, especially at the beginning and end of the semester when students are moving in or out. Before you start trumpeting their rights, take a look at the nusiance they can create. Plus, students will live just about anywhere meaning there is little incentive for landlords to maintain the properties, because they will have renters regardless of the shape the houses are in. Unless of course it means building a giant, ugly, humpback addition on to a 1000 square foot house. There is more to what the council is doing than just being Big Brother. Think about it. If the students and landlords will not take responsibility it needs to be forced on them.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:17 PM
    seems to me to be at least an limit the obvious hunting ground for all the rapes upon UK students...but hey don't break it up...really keep em all crowded together and teh hunting easy... even if no one agrees with this SOMETHING needs to be done!
  • by Cindy Location: Somerset on Nov 21, 2007 at 04:19 PM
    Thats just crazy! Is the school or the city paying the rent on these places? If so then thats fine, if not, it isn't any of their business!
  • by David Location: Anderson County on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:20 PM
    The threat of regulation by Fayette Urban County Council seems to be a repressive governmental stance on basic human rights issues - freedom to live without repression/oppression. Since 911, I have seen our rights eroded by national, state and local government, while the erosion of our rights are always justified and rationalized for the common good. The common good of people is not realized or maintained by restrictions on every facet of our life.
  • by David Location: Frankfort on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:01 PM
    In regard to the off campus housing restriction by UK, it appears that our government and governmental institutions are becoming more repressive and moving away from our basic freedoms guaranteed by our founding fathers. To me, regualtion of off-campus housing belongs to the landlord and city government - not the University of Kentucky.
  • by Sheena Location: Virginia Beach, VA on Nov 20, 2007 at 03:05 PM
    WHAT? Maybe I've missed something, why is the Fayette Urban County Council trying to tell people where they can and cannot live? This story seems vague - is there more to it? Isn't there more important items of interest that the council can spend their time discussing? I'd be interested in hearing what U.K has to say about this. The council best be careful - they may lose students when they start trying to "live their lives" for them. Most college students are 18- HELLO - even in Kentucky that means they are adults. Where they live should be up to them and if their parents are paying for it, their parents should have a say in the matter. Go find something else to discuss.
  • by Josh Location: Georgetown on Nov 20, 2007 at 02:09 PM
    Since when did the County Government decide that it was above the laws of the Constitution? It is my right as a citizen to have who ever I want in my home at whatever time, as long as there is no disturbance. I am aware of the parking crisis in most neighborhoods but if parking issues are to determine how many people we may have in our homes at one time, then say bye to the family holiday gatherings and birthday parties! Cite those that are creating a disturbance or unfriendly environment, but the government cannot over step its authority and govern what people do inside their own homes. How can the government segregate residents that live in homes by their relation? Our nation has dealt with segregation before; you would think that we would have learned something! The County Government is overstepping its bounds and it is our duty, as citizens, to protest this infringement upon our rights.
  • by Susan Location: Nicholasville on Nov 20, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    These students are 18 yrs of age or older.they are not minors. so long as they are law abiding citizens, the government has no business deciding where they can live. Once Big Brother starts telling one group of people where they can live, where will it stop? What if you are the next group to be targeted?
  • by Jean Location: Lex on Nov 20, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    Just what we need - more government intervention! Why don't you enforce the laws as they are and arrest these idiots causing the problems. UK could discipline them IF there is some sort of honor code regarding behavior. Creating more laws is NOT the answer.
  • by anonymous Location: lexington on Nov 20, 2007 at 09:56 AM
    Since when can people decide where other people are going to live? If this is the case then there are a few people I want out of my neighborhood!
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