Letter to the Editor

No new dorms

San Luis ObispoNovember 26, 2013 

As a follow up to Julia Hickey’s article about the new dorm planned for the corner of Slack Street and Grand Avenue, I would like to comment with, “enough is enough.”

The Alta Vista and Monterey Heights neighborhoods are already highly impacted by the encroachment of Cal Poly. The new structures have created a nightmare situation for the families whose homes face these streets.

We are bombarded by noise, traffic and hordes of students who roam at night, getting to or looking for parties. They congregate on corners, shout to each other and leave trash in our yards and hedges. We regularly have to call the police. The noise picks up around 9:30 p.m. but increases from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The plan to build a dorm on Slack and Grand feels like a bold statement by Cal Poly that says, “We don’t care.” The plan is baffling, especially knowing that Cal Poly is 9,000 acres.

Why does SLO allow this? Will it not protect its residents from undue noise and disorder?

Please attend the public meeting about this at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 220 at the University Union at Cal Poly.

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