Concerns arise as QU looks to designate its Hamden campus as planned development district

The Planning and Zoning Commission took issue with the zoning process and the area Quinnipiac University wants to designate as a planned development district, a zone change the legislative body itself passed in July. The public hearing portion for the PDD designation was, however, postponed to Oct. 23 after Quinnipiac’s presentation ran over 2.5 hours — to the point one of those in attendance shouted mid meeting: “This has gone on long enough, let’s move on.” The main concern from the commissioners was that if the construction for the three new buildings would only take part in the southern part of the campus, why changes the whole campus area to PDD. Quinnipiac’s $244 million expansion, “South Quad” project, includes a 79,000-square-foot, School of Business and a 137,000-square-foot general academic building and a 417-bed residence hall. Pellegrino said the construction would take around two years.

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