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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Plans for former Sacred Heart school’s reuse to be presented next week

The Pennsport Civic Association will hear a presentation on Tuesday about the future of the former Sacred Heart School at 1329 E. Moyamensing Ave. (at Reed Street across from The Industry).

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As we reported back in March 2013, the Christopher Columbus Charter School purchased the building with plans to add to the K-8 school. That charter operator now has locations at 13th and Wharton (grades K-5), right across from the to-be-rehabbed Columbus Square Park, and another near 9th and Christian (grades 6-8). 

The school, which says on its website has more than 700 students enrolled, paid $2.8 million for the property.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Sacred Heart school in Pennsport goes on the market

Looks like some big changes are coming to Pennsport.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School and its surrounding grounds at 3rd and Reed streets is on the market for $3.5 million, according to its listing. A few bids have come in for the 43,200 square foot property, according to a source familiar with it, including one that’s close to $2 million.

Looks almost medieval, like there would be a haunted cloak room

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia secured the services of mother and son team Kathy and Patrick Conway with Prudential Fox & Roach. Team Conway declined to comment on the offer, which seems a little low to us untrained observers.

Archdiocese officials are mulling over the offers for the school, which was closed down in June.

Speculation has been that, much like pending conversion of Annunciation BVM building at 12th and Wharton streets, a developer will buy the property and turn it into condos. The developer for the Annunciation school property, which also closed in June, has proposed a mixed use of condos and commercial space.

Sacred Heart, built 100 years ago, has grounds around it that could be turned into parking spaces. Also, the listing notes, the building has other 20th Century charms for potential developers: ”All Rooms have 13 ft Tin Ceilings with Wonderful Light & Space. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floors West Facing Rooms have Great Center City Views,” according to the listing.
The school also has a kitchen, fire tower and a full, finished basement, which has “boys and girls lavatory,” the listing reads.
Imagine, this could be your front door

– Regina Medina, of Pennsport, @ReginaMedina

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