Ribbon Cutting for Gardens at St. Anthony’s in Syracuse

On April 12, our design team joined Home Leasing and state and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gardens at St. Anthony’s apartments. The $20M project is an adaptive reuse of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School and Convent, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, into an affordable and supportive senior housing development.

“The lovingly restored century-old buildings are now a community asset for Syracuse’s South Side and a beautiful place to call home. Congratulations to Home Leasing and our other partners for recognizing the potential in the long vacant property and helping to bring it back to life.” said RuthAnne Visnauskas, commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

Originally built in 1926, the renovated senior community offers 54 studio, one- and two-bedroom affordable, modern apartments. On-site support services, provided by Nascentia Health, are available for 27 of the units.

The project included a three-story addition linking the convent and school buildings via a centralized main entry and elevator that provides access to all floors. In addition to light-filled units with full kitchens, air-conditioning, and storage, the community features a welcoming lobby, generous community room, on-site property management, and a fitness center.

SWBR provided architectural and structural engineering design services for the project.

See the New York State Homes and Community Renewal announcement here:


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