Marc Bence/for metro edmonton
Fraternity members say they’re unhappy about the bad rap they’re getting from Garneau residents over a proposed frat house planned for the neighbourhood.
"It’s a little bit overblown. None of these houses are a 24-hour, seven day a week, party houses," said Patrick Ross, a fraternity member.
"Some of the fraternities that own homes in the Garneau community have been around for 30 years or more, and yet the community seems to be bent on treating them as outsiders."
Garneau residents met last night to discuss a proposal by Zeta Psi to transform a house in the middle of a residential block into an official fraternity house. Community league members say they are opposed to the plan over fears of waking up to drunken parities and loud music.
David Skypichayko, a former Zeta Psi student involved in proposing the new frat house, declined requests for comment yesterday.
The proposal will eventually be discussed by city council later this year.