The school needed more space for support staff and classrooms, but other schools struggle to find classroom space.
The residence housed three Temple presidents during the past 16 years.
President Richard Englert also presented a report on Temple's relationship with the community.
City Council could approve two new Licenses and Inspections offices in rapidly developing areas.
The renovated space will increase privacy for students and counselors.
After relocating for zoning rules and construction, some truck owners reported more business.
The committee approved the rest of the school’s planned renovations.
The meeting was held over the phone because of a snowstorm that hit Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Temple’s Project Delivery Group has not worked on the stadium “for months.”
The ground will be broken for Cristo Rey High School later this year.