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Paris High School to Become Affordable Senior Apartments

Laborers’ Home Development Corp., a non-profit affordable housing provider, has plans to redevelop the former Paris High School into senior apartments.  The developer has applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority and a decision should be made in September on whether they receive the funding they need.  Tiger Senior Apartments will consist of 42 units in a mix of studio, one, and two bedroom apartments.  The project will preserve or restore many original architectural features.  The building will have an on-site management office, gymnasium, auditorium, kitchen and lounges.  The building will be brought up to current accessibility standards and will receive numerous upgrades including masonry restoration, replacement of large, existing windows, complete replacement of fire suppression, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, a new elevator, and energy code related upgrades.  Site amenities will include exterior sitting area with benches and new landscaping.  If approved, the project should begin construction in April 2018 and wrap up by April 2019.
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