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Wheeling Jesuit seeks to build residential complex

May. 09, 2013 @ 07:34 AM

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A housing shortage for students and younger faculty members has Wheeling Jesuit University officials wanting to build a new residential complex.

Wheeling assistant economic development director Tom Connelly says the university informed the City Council on Tuesday that it’s seeking a zoning change for three houses and two vacant lots in Wheeling.
The property is zoned for single-family residential use. The university wants it reclassified to allow for multiple-unit dwellings.

Wheeling Jesuit has about 400 students pursuing graduate degrees but no dedicated residential facility for them.

Connelly told The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the matter has been turned over to the city Planning Commission for further review. It will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning change June 10.

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