I would also think that the proposed new parking area Father Krische wants to build will take a lot of on-street parking off the street, thus making the area MORE attractive. It should also make driving safer, with less chance for a pedestrian-car accident. And finally, the St. Lawrence Center is a very attractive building that is well maintained better than some housing in the same area.
In closing, I think this expansion of St. Lawrence Center will improve the neighborhood and make living near campus a more manageable task. I hope the city approves it.