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City Council to decide W&M dorm fate

City Council to decide W&M dorm fate

William and Mary still wants to house 180 students in a converted hotel property on Richmond Road, despite concerns from the city Planning Ccommission.

In a February 15 meeting, the commission passed along the school's request to use the Days Inn as requested, but with just 80 students.

Neighbors have complained that 180 students would be too intense a use for the hotel, which abuts several single-family homes.

The college says that 80 students isn't enough to make the hotel purchase a worthwhile one, and now the City Council is expected to have a final say when it meets Wednesday.

W&M Chief Communications Officer Brian Whitson said the university appreciates...