Brigham Young University received the go-ahead for a new foreign-language house for students.

The Provo Planning Commission gave approval for the 24-unit development at 900 E. South Temple Drive at a commission meeting Wednesday.BYU agent Boyd Datwyler said the project will replace several other foreign-language houses around town.

A foreign-language house provides an opportunity for students to learn a language by living in a house where only the foreign language is used - in an intense learning environment.

Julie Beck, of Provo City Community Development, prepared the report for the Planning Commission. She said the new development will consist of 24 three-bedroom units. "The center building will be a residence unit, laundry facilities, and an office with classrooms upstairs."

Six singles are anticipated for each apartment, said Beck's report. Parking will be on the property.