Charlottetown city council recently gave its approval to a nine-storey student residence that will be built on the UPEI campus.
The university had requested a site-specific exemption to the maximum height requirement within the institutional zone.
Council has given the requested amendment the two readings required.
The province and UPEI are partnering on a $60-million, 260-bed residence that will also feature lecture halls, a multi-purpose space and a theatre.
No start date for construction has been announced by the university but things shouldn’t take too long to get going considering the project is supposed to be completed by 2022 in advance of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, which will be hosted by P.E.I.