The Morning Star complex consists of the church, convent, rectory, and school building. A good majority of the 29 units are already rented out. Just last week, the remaining open apartments located in the former St. Mary's school began leasing and are expected to go off the market quickly.
The administration had recommended the bid by Moresi Commercial Development LLC to transform the three-story school building into apartments and save the church for a Phase 2 project, which may also likely be housing.
The City Council will be asked on Tuesday to approve the sale of the church and unattached school for $10,000 to developer Moresi & Associates. David Moresi is proposing to immediately secure both 19th-century structures and begin work on the school building by 2022.