The city council indicated that a decision on the remaining parcel, the city-owned fire station land, would be made at a later date, if SAA moves forward with the plan.
SAA President Jessica Barry told the city council that it is very important for students and their families to have housing that is controlled by the school for the students’ first year.
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She added that this would provide the safety and security that most colleges offer to their freshman students.
SAA is also undergoing a name change that will officially happen on Friday, as the school will now be known as the Modern College of Design.