St. Rose Complex Renovation
St. Rose Convent and the Franciscan Spirituality Center will undergo a two-year renovation project starting in 2019. The Franciscan Spirituality Center will continue to provide programming and services during renovation. No financial donations to the FSC will used to pay for the renovation work.
The Franciscan Spirituality Center renovations proposed in design phase include increased accessibility for people of all abilities, additional bedrooms—all private, with bathrooms—for program and retreat guests, expanded programming space, updated technology and access to an expanded library.
Other highlights of the project:
- Hoffman Design, Planning & Construction, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, will oversee the renovation project. All contractor interest should be directed to Hoffman at 920-731-2322.
- The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and Hoffman are currently in the design phase, fleshing out renovation details in time to begin construction in March 2019.
- St. Rose Convent renovations proposed in design phase include increased accessibility for people of all abilities, updated living quarters for Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who call St. Rose Convent home, modernized dining facilities, updated technology and easier access to shared resident spaces such as wellness facilities and community gathering rooms.
- The private, exterior courtyard will be enhanced and become an inspirational space for healing body and mind.
- Future parking needs are being addressed.
- Mary of the Angels Chapel and the Adoration Chapel, located inside St. Rose Convent, will go untouched.
- Exterior renovations include increased accessibility to entry ways to both St. Rose Convent and the Franciscan Spirituality Center. For St. Rose Convent guests, a convenient drop off and pick up will be added in front of the 701 Franciscan Way entrance. Additional interior space will be added on the south side of the building.
- Some sisters living at St. Rose Convent will relocate during renovations, some within the building and some to Villa St. Joseph, the sisters’ skilled nursing facility located just outside of La Crosse.
- Some St. Rose Convent staff will relocate during renovations, some within the building, some to off-site space yet to be determined.
- Sustainable design practices that are environmentally responsible will be used. This includes: high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, low-consumption water fixtures, high- efficiency site lighting and sustainable building materials (high-recycle content). Existing features and materials will be re-used and incorporated into the new design, reducing the amount of new goods purchased.
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