04/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Red Hook To House College Dorms?

Developer Joe Sitt dropped a bombshell idea at yesterday's Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable: bring college dorms to Red Hook.

"Ask any university, they're starving for student housing," Sitt reportedly said. "[It could be] quasi-residential student housing if we can tempt a nearby university."

Sitt had allegedly planned to build a mall on the waterfront property, but with little movement that plan is apparently dead.

Instead Sitt views the area, with IKEA and Fairway close-by, as prime real estate for a university.

Cast members from "The Real World" descended on the area last year -- could college students be far behind?