LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Some students at the University of Louisville are starting out the year in a hotel room due to unfinished construction at an off-campus housing complex.
A community meeting with property owners will take place Monday evening to address students’ concerns over the issue.
Campus Crest, who owns The Grove, say the delay is due to a tough winter and safety concerns by workers after a worker fell to his death in an elevator shaft.
Students are concerned for their own safety with the construction still in progress.
“It’s almost unsafe. We don’t have any windows in the stairwells – the stairwells aren’t even finished yet there are people putting down wet cement. It’s just not what we were supposed to get,” sophomore Max Miller said.
23 displaced students have been placed at hotels and will have to commute to campus.
The university will meet with the owners and students during a town hall meeting Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the Grove.