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$7M Makeover Will Bring Community Center to Seventh Ward

Construction has kicked off at an empty school building, a 40,000-square-foot Seventh Ward structure where the Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church ran the show for 85 years until Hurricane Katrina. After a $7 million makeover, the space will be used as a community center but is being built in the manner that it could have a future life as a school, too, City Biz reports.The end result, which should be rarin' to go in about ten months, will include a 6,900-square-foot auditorium/gym set-up, a 4,000-square-foot cafeteria with commercial kitchen; and what used to be 10,000-square-feet of classrooms is being transformed into offices, a computer lab, library, and boardroom with meeting space. Not bad at all.
· 7th Ward school to see new life [City Biz; sub. req.]