Travis Attleson controls construction equipment Monday morning during the first day of work on a new $1.2 million dormitory at Gerard Academy. -- Kevin Coss/kevin.coss@austindailyherald.com
Travis Attleson controls construction equipment Monday morning during the first day of work on a new $1.2 million dormitory at Gerard Academy. -- Kevin Coss/kevin.coss@austindailyherald.com

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Gerard breaks ground on $1.2M dorm

Published 8:54am Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crews broke ground Monday on a patch of land that formerly held Gerard Academy’s recreation center to build a new $1.2-million dormitory.

The 16-bed building, about 7,300 square feet on the ground floor will address a lingering problem for Gerard: a long waiting list that has stuck around for three to four years.

The dorm will increase the total bed count at the academy from 77 to 93, admissions coordinator Loren Nerison said in early March, and will be capable of single-gender use or half boys and half girls.

While Gerard officials originally predicted the dorms would be finished by mid-August, communications coordinator Damien Londino-Green said they now expect the project take longer. It should be complete by the end of September.


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  • 507771

    pretty disappointed that they can cut staffs hours and benefits then turn around and build a million dollar dormitory

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