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Loyola Seeks To Permanently Close a Block of Kenmore Avenue

A architectural rendering of DiNobili Hall, an integral part of Loyola's plan. Credit: Loyola University

Loyola University is actively seeking to close a stretch of Kenmore Ave., between Sheridan Rd. and Rosemont Ave. The block is already shut down due to construction in the area, and Loyola owns the vast majority of buildings on the portion of Kenmore in question.

The university’s long term plan is to create a targeted residential area for the campus, which would be fully landscaped and include benches as well as walkways. Two new dorms would be constructed, DiNobili Hall and San Francisco Hall. The new housing contributes to Loyola’s goal to provide on campus housing for 60-65 percent of students. A sustainable greenhouse are also included in the plan.

According to Loyola, “The Greenhouse will be used for the production of food that will supply a cafĂ© in the building.

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    So, if I buy the property across the street from my home can I close down the street and extend my yard?

  • a neighborhood household name

    So will Loyola be including a free parking garage for the rest of the neighborhood as well? (sarcasm) I have lived in the neighborhood my entire life, and the University seems to view its residents (those that aren’t paying tuition) as nothing more than an annoying bug in its path.

  • jnessjr

    What a
    terrific idea – we need more green space in this neighborhood and less cars.
    Cars should be parked in garages – and open area should be set aside for
    residents outside enjoyment. I have been assured the bike path will be there
    and the whole green space available for resident use. Add to that the enjoyment
    of a new Cafe in the neighborhood. Loyola indeed continues to be a beneficial benefactor
    the Edgewater co9mmunity (did I mention the purchasing power of students which
    encourages the growth of Granville Business??) Thank you Loyola!