UConn drops lawsuit against Storrs proposed apartment development

The University of Connecticut has withdrawn its opposition to a proposed 358-unit multifamily housing development in Storrs, following backlash from Mansfield town officials. The detente between the university and town came after Moran publicly blasted UConn in July for “blindsiding” the town by purchasing a parcel of land on which the town was expecting an affordable housing project that could have added $2 million per year to the municipality’s tax rolls. UConn’s Board of Trustees on June 30 approved the university’s $4.2 million purchase of a 19.4-acre parcel in Mansfield’s Four Corners section, adjacent to the UConn Innovation Partnership Building — known colloquially as the UConn Tech Park. Alabama-based developer Capstone Collegiate Communities was in the advanced design stages on a proposed 358-unit multifamily housing development on that land, which would have included 30 units for low-to-moderate income residents, Moran said.


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