In the last week, neighbors have been hearing sounds that work has resumed on Dana Park Place, a residential condominium conversion of the old Blessed Sacrament church and school. Workers have been seen and heard through the nave window openings, though they've now been covered with plastic to protect from this weeks rain. The project, led by developer Paul Ognibene and contractor Tony Panantonis had been quiet for months since completing the school portion and its 23 units last fall. When completed, the church portion will have 20 additional units nestled behind the architecturally handsome masonry building designed by local architect Charles Greco in 1907. The Archdiocese of Boston sold the buildings to Ognibene in 2005.
According to the Dana Park Place website, the school still has some units remaining, with one-, two- and three-bedroom units priced between $499,000 and $849,000.