Potential conversion of St. Bridget School into apartments gets mixed reaction in East Falls

To mixed reaction, an East Falls Catholic Church announced details regarding the potential sale of its school former building on Monday night.

Representatives from St. Bridget Parish announced that two buildings once comprising the former parish elementary school are under contract for sale to developer Gary Jonas of HOW Properties.

The building will likely be converted into an unknown number of primarily single-bedroom apartments.

John Grady, an East Falls resident and member of St. Bridget's finance committee, reported at the meeting of the East Falls Community Council that the sale price of the property is $1.2 million.

This includes the two vacant Stanton Street buildings — estimated at 30,000 square feet — and a contiguous parking lot.

Indicating that the sale is not finalized, Grady said the developer is currently performing his 90-day period of due-diligence.

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