Saint Louis University officials say they have begun planning a new residence for Jesuit monks to swap its present growing old residence.

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The new home will be constructed on SLU’s north campus, and will have 20 bedrooms for SLU Jesuits and 5 for guests. It will also have a chapel, eating place and conference rooms.

The new residence will be positioned on the north facet of Laclede Avenue, just west of Spring Avenue, with Fusz Hall to the North and Beracha and Spring Halls to the east. The challenge is identical to new Jesuit residences constructed not long ago at Loyola University Chicago and Marquette College, SLU officers mentioned in a launch.

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The value of the task and a building get started date are nonetheless remaining finalized, but SLU has released a fundraising campaign to assist pay for the undertaking, officers mentioned.

The existing Jesuit Corridor, at 3601 Lindell Blvd., is approximately 100 years previous at this time residences about 80 clergymen who do the job on the university’s campus or who have retired. The house is owned by the Jesuit Group Corp., a true estate entity affiliated with the Catholic buy. 

Developer Community Qualities LLC plans to acquire the house and lease it back again to the Jesuits for $1 for 18 months to grant them time to relocate.

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