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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 

Senior housing complex and Cascia center for St. Rita’s church could be built at Broad and Ellsworth

St. Rita’s, the church located at 1166 S. Broad St., is looking to build mix its plan for a new Cascia Center with a senior housing complex.

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Catholic Health Care Services and the St. Rita Shrine, along with Cecil Baker Partners architecture firm, are planning a multi-level building as a space for large gatherings for the church, with senior housing on the upper floors of the building.

That’s a big change from the one-story building the church originally planned for the site after tearing down the old school two years ago.

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