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.
Combined with the nearly completed renovation of St. Mary the Morningstar into a housing development led by David Carver of Scarafoni Associates, this will create 65 new residences in a two-block radius by the end of 2021.
The former Royal Cleaners is now eyed to be repurposed for marijuana retail, cultivation, and manufacturing company.
The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special permit for EOS Farm LLC. to operate there. The plan is to use the majority of the building for cultivation and manufacturing of marijuana products and then use 600 square feet of frontage for retail.
A new incubator space for the Morningside area is now open.
The Tyler Street Lab is now open at 730 Tyler Street. The building houses offices of a number of community organizations and serves as a one-stop shop for people to access whatever they need, whether that be business assistance or community services.