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‘A drop in the bucket’: As UVA students take more local rental inventory, a call for additional on-Grounds housing is issued
C-VILLE Weekly Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4 p.m.

With ongoing construction of an upperclassmen residence hall, the University of Virginia is in the process of increasing the availability of on- campus housing—but some students are drawing attention to UVA’s impact on the local market, and are calling for the university to bring even more of its students on Grounds.

“It’s really only a drop in the bucket of the off-Grounds student housing issue,” UVA student Brian Cameron says about the Brandon Avenue project, a 300-bed upperclassmen complex on the south end of the street —the first step in a larger redevelopment project envisioned to include a new student health center and additional academic mixed- use and residential buildings.

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