Notre Dame Wants More Apartments for Graduate Students

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -The University of Notre Dame plans to add more apartments for graduate students.

The South Bend Tribune reports ( ) that the school is looking to again partner with with L.P. Overlook LLC to build an apartment building. The project depends on St. Joseph County approval of a change in zoning from single-family to planned unit development. A county zoning board meeting is scheduled June 9.

The company already owns and operates two buildings with 240 apartments on university-owned land on the eastern edge of the campus. The new project would have 120 apartments and also be built on university-owned land with three soon-to-be demolished homes.

Notre Dame officials say it's important to have suitable housing as the school's graduate student population grows.

  Information from: South Bend Tribune,