Luxury Apts. Planned For Former Mid-City School Heads Back To Planning Commission

by • June 8, 2016 • NewsComments (0)3833

217 South RendonDeveloper Narinder Gupta is back after his plans to convert the former Sacred Heart gym and school building in the 200 block of Rendon Street into luxury apartments were shot down.

Newly filed plans include a three-story, 23-unit apartment building out of the 39,500-square foot abandoned building located on 217 South Rendon Street.  Plans also call for 25 off street parking spots.

There has been a lot of neighborhood push back on the project, primarily around size, number of parking spots, and traffic concerns.  Gupta purchased the building from the Catholic Church for $360,500 in 2013.

Most properties in the district are comprised of single- and two-family residences in Italianate and Craftsman styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, according to the city planning staff report. The three buildings comprising the Seton Academy, shut down in the mid-1990s, have since been converted to apartments for veterans.

Gupta apparently says rental rates will be between $1.25 and $1.50 per square foot.


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