- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Dozens of college students are expected to live in Rutland beginning this fall as Castleton University leases space for student housing in the city’s downtown section.

WCAX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/24UO3gx ) that nearly 50 students will live in the city, located about 10 miles east of campus.

Rutland has been trying to redevelop its downtown for years to make it a safer and better place to live.

Mark Foley Jr., who owns the Clement Building being leased to the university, says it’ll be a state-of-the-art facility. He says the influx of young people will add drive to the area.

Democratic state Rep. Peter Welch says the historic buildings, affordable housing and driven entrepreneurs serve as a solid base for future development.

Castleton students say the housing could lead to jobs and internships.


Information from: WCAX-TV, https://www.wcax.com

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