City grants 303 Flats permit to move in 100+ students after weeks of delays

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After weeks of delays and pushed openings, more than 100 college students will get to move into 303 Flats apartments on Friday evening. 

Gretta Dare with 303 Flats said the city inspector left the property Friday afternoon and will return by 3:30 p.m. with the building’s Certificate of Occupancy, allowing tenants to move in at 5 p.m. 

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Residents were sent notifications within 15 minutes of getting the news. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to finally welcome them home,” Dare said.  

Earlier on Friday, 303 Flats residents staying at Hotel Knoxville received a letter informing them that their stay was being extended until Saturday, due to “lack of communication from 303 Flats.”

Tenants who entered into lease agreements with 303 Flats were scheduled to move in on August 18, before the first of four delays happened. 

“I signed a lease with 303 Flats in April. I was supposed to move in August 18 and then incrementally, the dates kept getting pushed back,” said Stephen Boyette, a first-year law student at Lincoln Memorial University. “First it moved form the 18th to the 19th without a real explanation. Then it moved from the 19th to the 22nd because of cabinetry being held at port, is the excuse they gave us.” 

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