Plans have been announced for the construction of a two-story, rectangular-shaped building on the 25-acre campus of St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe.
The structure will serve as a retirement home for members of the Brothers of the Christian Schools religious order who have also served as teachers for the private college preparatory high school.
According to city documents, the structure will go up on the Botulph Road side of the campus and will include residential units, exercise and therapy rooms, medical examination rooms, dining room, and sacristy and chapel.
Also included in the project is three exterior upstairs decks, two patios, and a separate garage with space enough for eight vehicles.
The new building, designed by the Santa Fe-based Lloyd &Associates Architects, will replace an existing residential hall that has been in use since 1967.
According to documents submitted to the Santa Fe Board of Adjustment, the current residence hall is described as a structure that is “outdated, in a state of disrepair, and no longer serves the needs of the aging Brothers.”
If the project secures City of Santa Fe approval, work could begin by late this spring, with a likely late 2020 completion date.
Upon the opening of the new retirement home, the adjacent existing home will be demolished.
St. Michael’s High School has an enrollment of around 600 students and is under the auspices of the De La Salle Institute, which is based in Napa, California.
By Garry Boulard
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