The article about the new McGrath development on Butler is all well and good – yeah, for doing what the council asked, I suppose, but there isn't one word about parking.
Bus passes are fine for getting to campus, but many if not most of those residents will have cars. Is there a garage planned to accommodate them? Will local residents, even blocks away have to deal with student parking? We're belatedly dealing with that with current student housing projects. And free bus passes for the needy for a year is fine, but what about when that year is over?
I'm not convinced this project will help the affordable housing issue.