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Former Jersey City parochial school transformed into airy condos

JERSEY CITY -- The Whiton Street building that once housed All Saints School has been transformed into 25 condominiums in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city. 

During a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officials touted the new Saint Lofts, which brings four affordable housing units and 21 market rate condos to what they described as a thriving neighborhood. 

Each of the 14-one bedroom and 11-two bedroom units have already been sold. Prices range from $114,000 to $400,000. The project, which started construction in 2012

 is a partnership between New Jersey Community Capital, City National Bank, and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Agency.

Additionally, the city provided $387,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Fund money.

"This project represents the type of public-private partnership that helps build communities and grow neighborhoods," Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said. "We are pleased to support this type of adaptive reuse that encourages home ownership and converts a vacant building into a home for dozens of families."

The building kept it's original frame with extensive renovations completed inside, including the addition of a second floor that was once an open space part of the school's gymnasium. The stairs from the school remain in place, along with a stained glass window on the front of the building. 

New Jersey state Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham (D-Jersey City), New Jersey Community Capital President Wayne Meyer, City National Bank Chairman and CEO Preston Pinkett III, and NJ HMFA Executive Director Anthony Marchetta, all attended the ceremony. 

Desks from the former school along with an old clock face are expected to be added as decor for inside the building. 

 

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