This week you’ll have the chance to take a look at update plans for the St. Rita of Casia project that has been talked about at Broad and Ellsworth for years now. The project, which includes the Cascia Center, is a proposed “peacemaking” facility for the church in a location that was once home to the St. Rita’s School.
The last we heard of these plans, they were revised quite a bit from the previous iterations. You’ll have the chance to see these new plans at a preliminary presentation on Tuesday night with the South of South Neighborhood Association.
Instead of the single-story center that was originally proposed, it seems like the developers did take notes from The Inquirer’s architecture critic, Inga Saffron, when she wrote a piece on the development back in 2014. Instead of just being a one-story facility for large gatherings, workshops, office space and more, it could become a multi-story building with affordable housing for seniors on the upper levels.
If you’re interested in learning more about this mixed-use project for Broad and Ellsworth, stop by the SBSNA meeting on Tuesday, June 21. These meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the the Constitution Health Plaza at 1930 S. Broad St.