St. Paul’s Renovates Flagship Location

A view of the exterior of St. Paul’s Manor in Bankers Hill. Courtesy photo

St. Paul’s Senior Services announced Wednesday that it has launched a $17 million capital campaign for extensive renovations of St. Paul’s Manor, an independent residential community in Bankers Hill that has supported modest-income seniors for more than 60 years.

The Manor is the flagship of St. Paul’s Senior Services, a community that has provided quality of life for thousands of independent seniors since opening in 1963. Now the Bankers Hill building is in dire need of both cosmetic and infrastructure updates throughout the 11 storey building.

The renovations include updates to the exterior of the building and common areas, upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure, as well as cosmetic and structural updates to the 134 apartments. Construction should be completed by the fall of 2022, although applications for the selection of premium apartments are currently underway for potential new residents.

“We have many residents who can’t wait to enjoy all the improvements, especially the addition of central air conditioning and new kitchenettes,” said Damien Rapp, manager of St. Paul’s Manor. “We also look forward to welcoming a new generation of active, retired seniors into our community as we continue to serve San Diego well into the future.”

St. Paul’s has received $7.8 million in gifts and pledges toward its $17 million fundraising goal. Many of those gifts were given at this year’s special fundraising gala, “Opal from the Outback,” which also celebrated the retirement of former president and CEO Cheryl Wilson. The event raised a total of $200,000 with all proceeds benefiting the mansion’s renovation campaign.

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