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Our Lady of Good Counsel School’s apartment conversion is underway

The renovation is scheduled to be complete by December of this year

Last fall a group of local developers revealed their plans to convert the old Our Lady of Good Counsel School in the Garden District into apartments. According to CityBusiness, the renovation is underway and is scheduled to be complete by December of this year.

Ryan Gootee—whose firm Ryan Gootee General Contractors is managing the project—Jason Hemel, and Richard Roth III bought the old school building for $960,000 in October 2015, and the plan is to convert the 1900s building into a 22-unit apartment complex. The building will have one- and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 600 square feet to 1,200 square feet. No word on specific rent prices yet, but when the plans were announced the group said the rents would be market rate.

The renovation also includes turning the school’s auditorium into a two-story structure with a parking garage on the first floor and apartments on the second, and adding a swimming pool. Trapolin Peer Architects are the architects on the project. The CityBusiness article has photos from the renovation (the story is under a paywall).