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Plans moving along for new JSU dorm

The city zoning board approved a request Wednesday that would allow a dormitory to be built next to the university. The city zoning board approved a request Wednesday that would allow a dormitory to be built next to the university.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Plans are moving along that would help alleviate Jackson State University's housing problems.

The city zoning board approved a request Wednesday that would allow a dormitory to be built next to the university.

The 600 to 800 bed unit would be built in the block of J.R. Lynch, Poindexter, Pearl, and Minerva streets.

The Jackson State Development Foundation is funding the project, which is expected to be complete for the Fall 2014 semester.

JSU cited growing student enrollment as the need for additional housing.

There will be a dining area and computer labs available to students.

JSU had to house students at a Jackson hotel this semester because the school ran out of dormitory space on campus.

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