Originally built as a military school in 1881, the three-story Victorian building on Pike and Seventh, known as St Scholastica, served the community for 111 years. E.H. Sawyer, a Civil War veteran, was the first school commandant of the Colorado Collegiate and Military Institute and he, along with five teachers, oversaw the 1881 class consisting of 66 students, 18 of which were girls. Students were accepted as young as 6 and required to wear uniforms.... Read More

The Cañon City Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously agreed to recommend the Cañon City Council approve the Scholastica Minor Subdivision request for the former St. Scholastica property. The commission also approved a resolution authorizing a limited exception to the city’s development standard. Phil Lund, the president of Homes of the Canyon, LLC, who purchased the property in May, plans to subdivide the seven-acre property into 13 single-family residential lots, three non‐residential lots for commercial use,... Read More

CANON CITY — An important zoning change in Canon City by their City Council was made on Tuesday evening to try and make it easier for a major development plan to progress. The plan for the old St. Scholastica campus is now considered a Planned Development District (PDD) after City Council approved it. A PDD can essentially make their own zoning rules within that area, according to the developer. The Mayor of Canon City, Preston... Read More

A group of local individuals who have a heart for this community and its history is working to implement new plans for the vacant St. Scholastica property. Phil Lund, president of Homes of the Canyon, LLC, who is in the process of purchasing the property, said a real estate transaction is expected to officially close mid-May, but he shared his vision with St. Scholastica neighbors during an informal meeting May 1 at City Hall. “One... Read More

Work is underway for the redevelopment of the former St. Scholastica Academy property. The acreage will be a place where people can live, work and play, right in the heart of the city. The gymnasium came down Tuesday, the first phase of demolition that also includes removing a maintenance building, the indoor swimming pool and the tennis court. The next phase of demolition will include the removal of the auditorium and the enclosed walkway that... Read More

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