Students walk past the Carl Hansen Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on March 28, 2019. Students walk past the Carl Hansen Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on March 28, 2019. Students walk past the Carl Hansen Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on March 28, 2019. Students walk past the Carl Hansen Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on March 28, 2019. As Quinnipiac University has grown in reputation, student enrollment and program offerings, so has its geographic footprint in the towns in which it resides: Hamden and North Haven Between both towns, the university owns 136 properties across 700 acres. Of those, 34 are tax-exempt, keeping millions off the tax rolls of the two towns combined. Most of the university’s acquisitions have been in Hamden, where the school founded its main campus, Mount Carmel. There, Quinnipiac owns 117 properties and 33 are tax-exempt. “Quinnipiac University is a great asset to the town of Hamden,” Hamden Mayor Curt B. Leng said. “They bring value as an economic driver and one of our largest employers and as an educational institution, which is a good stakeholder to have in a community. It a...