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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated Cascia Center renderings feature scaled-down building height

Over the summer the plans for a Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth returned in a big way. Plans presented back in 2014 were for a single-story facility that would give St. Rita’s church additional space as a “peacemaking” facility. When plans reemerged after receiving criticism for not using the location’s potential, things changed in a big way.

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Since the summertime, the plans have been scaled back slightly. Instead of the height being about the same as that of the church, the mixed-use building is now proposed at five-stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

New Cascia Center plans for Broad and Ellsworth include 10,000 sq. ft. of church space, 62 apartments

The new plans for the St. Rita of Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth are a huge change from the single-story facility originally planned as a “peacemaking” facility for the church.

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There is now a seven-story facility planned, with 10,000 sq. ft. on the first and second floors dedicated to activities for the Cascia Center and 62 single-bedroom apartments planned for the upper stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated plans being presented Tuesday for St. Rita of Cascia project at Broad and Ellsworth

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.

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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. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Plans for Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth presented to neighbors

A plan for a one-story Cascia Center was unveiled last night to neighbors of the “peacemaking” facility proposed for Broad and Ellsworth, where the former St. Rita’s school was just demolished.

First two pics from SBSNA's Facebook page

First two pics from SBSNA’s Facebook page

Officials from the neighboring St. Rita of Cascia Shrine, which would manage the center, told the South Broad Street Neighbors Association that they plan to build a 20-foot-high detached structure that would contain offices for counseling, meeting space and a large community room. Twenty parking spaces would go behind it, between the building and Carlisle Street.

Peter Zutter, president of the SBSNA, said the presentation was not well-received. “No problems with the type of uses, in fact quite good support for the concept, but the one story building of cheap materials did not go over well,” he said. “It is unfortunate that they did not talk to us sooner as it seems they have mostly completed design.”

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