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Boston College neighbors want vote on new dorm delayed

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Some neighbors of Boston College are urging the city to delay a vote on the school’s plans to build a new dormitory on Commonwealth Avenue.

The residents fear that if the project is approved, they will lose leverage in their quest to reach a long-term deal with the university to provide community benefits.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board of directors is scheduled to vote Thursday night on BC’s proposal to build a six-story, 484-bed residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Ave. The 245,000-square-foot building would also include new space for campus health services.

Some residents who live around the Chestnut Hill campus say they have not had enough time to weigh in on a community-benefits agreement that BC proposed.

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