The City of Boston Zoning Commission unanimously approved the University’s proposal for a residence hall at 10 West St. at a Sept. 5 public hearing.

Pending any appeal, this completes the City of Boston project approval process for the new 274 student bed/retail project. The residence hall is expected to be ready for occupancy in January 2008.

“Suffolk University greatly appreciates the participation of the neighborhood and the support of the city as we developed the proposal for our newest residence hall,” said John Nucci, vice president of Government & Community Affairs. “We look forward to meeting student demand for a safe and pleasant living environment in which they can fully realize the academic and cultural promise of our urban campus.”

The 10 West St. residence hall will house students in apartment-style units featuring full kitchens and private bathrooms.

The building will be connected to the campus network, with both wireless and wired connectivity.

Renovations of the building meet LEED standards for sustainable building construction, indoor air quality, and energy savings.