Photo round-up: the “it was a jam-packed weekend” edition.

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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

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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. There is now a seven-story facility planned, with 10,000 sq. ft. on the first and second floors dedicated to

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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

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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. 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

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Inky critic slams design of St. Rita’s plan for Broad and Ellsworth, suggests a great idea

Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has blasted the proposed one-story design for the conflict-resolution center that St. Rita’s plans to build at Broad and Ellsworth. While praising the church’s intentions, Saffron, who just last week won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, questions in her review Friday the use of such

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