Sacred Heart Church site to become housing

The former Sacred Heart Church property on Moore Street is one step closer to its new incarnation as residential housing. David Piscatelli of Piscatelli Development bought the property more than a year ago and recently completed renovations to the rectory, creating eight two- and three-bedroom condominiums; private investors have purchased those units and will rent them out. In addition to the rectory, Piscatelli is also converting the church and convent into 28 more residential units. While bringing the buildings, which are more than 110 years old, up to code, Piscatelli is also working to preserve historical elements such as doors and arched windows. Sacred Heart closed in 2004 in a series of parish mergers that also closed four other Roman Catholic churches in the city.