Loyola’s proposed residence hall will be named St. Joseph’s Hall, Loyola officials announced at a community meeting Monday night which had no attendance from the public. Loyola’s Board of Trustees will officially vote on plans on September 13.
Kana Henning, Associate Vice President for Facilities led the meeting and explained what the building would look like and its construction process. Loyola’s Vice President of Campus and Community Planning Jennifer Clark, Communications Specialist Sarah Howell, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman and his chief of staff Dan Luna were all in attendance despite no turnout from the community.
Like many halls at Loyola, St. Joseph’s Residence Hall will be named after a Jesuit university located in Philadelphia and founded in 1851.
Loyola hasn’t been able to house all of their students in recent years and this residence hall would provide beds to another 400 first-year or sophomore students, The Phoenix previously reported.
The Edgewater Historical Society has opposed the demolition of a single family home and apartment complex where St. Joseph’s is set to be located but were also not in attendance.
The Phoenix originally published the name of the residence hall as St. Joseph. That was incorrect — the name of the residence hall is St. Joseph’s Hall.