Loretto Heights provides affordable housing
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pancratia Hall has been carefully restored and renovated into affordable housing apartments including a number of three and four-bedroom units suitable for families.
Hartman Ely Investments’ announcement of the grand reopening read, “Pancratia Hall, named for Mother Mary Pancratia Bonfils, founder of Loretto Heights Academy, was designed by noted architect Henry W. J. Edbrooke and completed in 1930. The adaptive reuse of the classroom and dormitory building into 74 affordable housing residential lofts will provide a unique opportunity for families to live in a building that celebrates the rich history of Loretto Heights.”
Historic photographs, including a large portrait of Mother Pancratia, hang throughout. Energy-efficient features have been incorporated, such as all-electric heat (fossil fuels will not be burned for heat or water). Free vehicle chargers are available, encouraging the use of electric vehicles.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, the feast of St. Pancras, was headlined by remarks from Denver City Mayor Michael Hancock. Present were Loretto Community members, Loretto Heights alumni, as well as neighbors and friends.