OLP “New” School Building
You’ll be interested to know that OLP’s New School
Building (the three story red brick building at the corner
of Milmont and Reese Avenues) is in the hands of a
commercial broker. With the help of three parishioners
who have real estate and commercial banking
experience-after interviewing several commercial
brokers- we decided to go with KarMar Realty Group,
Inc. of Chadds Ford, PA.
As I’ve written before in this column, it really is not
beneficial for the parish to hold onto an empty building
like the new school building year after year. With two
parish sites and along with a decline in income over
these many months of pandemic, I believe lowering our
overhead is the responsible thing to do.
Over the last several months the building has received
activity from different parties interested in renting and/
or purchasing the building. Yet so far, there hasn’t been
any solid offers.
Once the building is either sold or rented the plan is to use some of that money to renovate the original, stone building (located between the Church and new school) so that the parish would have a large space in which to gather (for things like, The Christmas Bazaar, the occasional parish social, etc.). This would include re-installing in the old school building, the kitchen equipment that is currently in the OLP’s school cafeteria. Additionally, the plan includes making other meeting space available for different meetings like the Senior Citizens Group or for catechesis. While the old school building has good bones, it really needs a lot of work to bring it back to life. As always, I’ll keep you posted on