It’s Finally Happening; Ground Breaking At St. Anthony’s Amarillo
Earlier today, something that a lot of people have been waiting on for what seems like a long time finally happened. It is something that has been talked about for years.
A ground breaking ceremony was finally held at St. Anthony's in Amarillo.
Amarillo Landmark Sees New Life
St. Anthony's is an iconic piece of Amarillo history. The architecture is beautiful. There is a ton of history in those walls. Stories range from people being born in that hospital, to ghost stories, and everything between.
A lot of Amarillo residents rejoiced when it was announced that St. Anthony's would be getting a new lease on life, so to speak. Finally, this iconic piece of Amarillo would get some of the TLC it deserved.
Ground Breaking For The Commons
The project is referred to as The Commons at St. Anthony's. It will be a senior living apartment complex.
According to a press release put out earlier today, it will have 124 units of "high-quality, affordable rental housing for seniors in Amarillo."
Construction is slated to start this month, and will take a while to complete. However, when it's done, one of the oldest buildings in Amarillo will begin its next chapter.
What To Expect At The Commons
The press release states that there will be studio, one, and two-bedroom units available. Also available will be community gathering areas, fitness and business centers, gardens, and outdoor courtyards for residents to enjoy.
This is fantastic news for the landmark that has sat empty for decades. The plan is for The Commons to open in the summer of 2024.