Former Kansas City elementary school being converted to senior housing

Updated: 2013-10-21T16:39:41Z

Construction officially began Monday on converting the former Seven Oaks Elementary School into a 44-unit senior housing facility.

The building, at 3711 Jackson Ave., was among a number of properties that the Kansas City School District closed in recent years to cut costs as enrollment declined. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday.

Seven Oaks Estates will be comprised of 28 two-bedroom units and 16 one-bedroom units. It is scheduled to open in May 2014.

The project qualified for Missouri low-income tax credits and funding through the city’s HOME program.

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