As we reported last week, a group of residents at a new dormitory in Rome’s Castilian neighborhood say they were sold out for their rooms.
The group, comprised of residents of the Romagna neighborhood, is now calling for a referendum on whether to allow them to return.
The plan would allow the dorms to reopen, but they would need to be built at a lower floor.
They want to reopen them on a higher floor with larger balconies and larger beds for those with larger families, as well as a wider entrance to allow for the building to be used by the residents who have moved.
The proposal was backed by the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the Rome Mayor’s Office, as was a petition that was presented to the city council on Tuesday.
The city council is expected to vote on the proposal later this month.
A representative of the group told the Rome Times that the group is looking for funds to buy the dormitory.
The property was bought for $5.6 million in 2015.
It was listed for sale last year, but the sale was canceled after it was found that the residents had not lived in the building for at least one year.
It’s unclear whether the owners will continue to stay in the apartment.