A Jamaica Estates group opposed to the construction of the St. John's off-campus dorm scoffed at the university's proposal to shuttle bus students to and from the building to compensate for a lack of parking spots on the site.
SJU dorm bus plan inadequate: Padavan
State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) said during a community meeting last week that the university plans to have 80 parking spots at the 485-unit dorm, which he called "totally inadequate."
"This idea just doesn't make sense and they know it," Padavan said, noting that he spoke to one St. John's student who said there would be nowhere for students at the dorm to park on campus.
Phil Ross of Concerned Residents of Jamaica Estates, a group formed in opposition to the dorm, said St. John's "must think we're idiots" when it rolled out the parking plan to the community.