Old High School to Get New Use


The old high school in Paris, Illinois will soon be home to senior affordable apartments.

On Thursday, the Laborers Home Development Corp. (LHDC), a non-proft affordable housing provider, announced the awarding of financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority to redevelop the former Paris High school into senior affordable apartments.

Tiger Senior Apartments will consist of 42 units in a mix of studio, one, and two bedroom apartments. Site amenities will include a computer room, trash and/or recycling chutes, community room, a non-smoking building, microwaves and Energy Star-rated ceiling fans in each unit.

In addition, the building will have an on-site management office, gymnasium, auditorium, kitchen and lounges.

While the building, which was built in 1909, will get a lot of upgrades, the original architecture will be preserved and restored.

The project will cost just under $10 million. The construction and design team consists of Worn Jerabeck Architects, P.C. and CORE Construction.

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