ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) – Members of the Aberdeen School Board are considering an option proposed by a developer to purchase a vacant school building to transform it into living units for people 55 and older.
The two-story building is located near the elementary school on Commerce Street.
Jeff Clay, the superintendent for Aberdeen School District, first spoke with Steve Nail, the Intervest Corp president, in November about Nail's desire to buy the building.
It was not until last week that Nail presented the Aberdeen School Board with his idea.
Clay is in support of the potential transformation, "It is a beautiful building. I think it was built in 1923. I can't tell you the number of people that I have talked to that went to school in that building or taught in that building. They could go back in and tell you almost everything about it, where the electrical outlets are, where the bathrooms are. So, I think it will be great and be a good asset to the community."
It is now in the Board's hands and they are still discussing the idea. The Board plans to meet with Nail again within the next couple of weeks.