A rendering of the exterior of St. Paul’s Manor in Bankers Hill. Courtesy photo

St. Paul’s Senior Services announced Wednesday it launched a $17 million capital campaign for extensive renovations to St. Paul’s Manor, an independent living community in Bankers Hill, supporting seniors of modest means for over 60 years. 

The Manor is the flagship of St. Paul’s Senior Services, a community that has given quality of life to thousands of independent seniors since it first opened in 1963. Now, the Bankers Hill building is in much need of both cosmetic and infrastructure updates throughout the 11-story building. 

The renovations will include updates to the building’s exterior and common areas, upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure, and cosmetic and structural updates to the 134 apartments as well. Construction should be completed by the fall of 2022 though applications for premium apartment selection are currently underway for potential new residents. 

“We have a lot of residents who can’t wait to enjoy all the improvements, especially the addition of central AC and new kitchenettes,” said Damien Rapp, administrator of St. Paul’s Manor. “We also look forward to welcoming a new generation of active, retired seniors to our community as we continue to serve San Diego well into the future.”  

St. Paul’s has received $7,800,000 in gifts and pledges of its $17 million fundraising goal. Many of those gifts were given at this year’s special fundraising gala, “Opal from the Outback,” which was also a celebration of long-time former President & CEO Cheryl Wilson’s retirement. The event netted a total of $200,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Manor’s renovation campaign. 

For more information or to donate, go to StPaulsSeniors.org.