Senior housing coming to former St. John Neumann High School campus

The St. Rita’s Cascia Center is the only affordable senior housing development being planned in South Philly.

Blackney Hayes Architect rendering.

The former St. John Neumann High School location at 2627 Mifflin St. will become 52 one-bedroom apartments, along with a new wellness center from Catholic Health Care Services.


The $15 million project broke ground in August on 1.39 acres of the campus of the former St. John Neumann High School. (The building was closed in June 2004 after the school merged with St. Maria Goretti High School.)

When it opens a year from now, Wagner said, the three-story, L-shaped structure – designed by Blackney Hayes Architects, with Domus as general contractor – will be home to 52 one-bedroom apartments for seniors age 62 and older.

The new facility will have a wellness center operated by Catholic Health Care Services and open to residents as well as age- and income-qualified neighborhood residents.