#71: Historic school converted to affordable apartments

In Sheboygan - "Washington School Apartments have taken an old school landmark and applied a fashionable new school look. With energy efficient appliances, large picture windows, and original wood floors you will be the envy of all your friends and family. Whether you want to relax in the ample green space, or work out in our on-site fitness center, we have something in mind for everyone. Located in downtown Sheboygan we are close to shopping, dining, and entertainment."

In 2015, "The city plan commission approved a plan to convert the old Washington School into apartments targeting low-income earners. Gorman and Co. bought the building from the Sheboygan Area School District for around $300,000 and was the only developer to submit a proposal for redevelopment." In 2016, "The project to turn Washington School into apartments has been awarded the tax credits crucial to moving the transformation forward. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority has awarded Gorman and Co. $424,008 annually in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits  to start work turning Washington School into a 42-unit apartment complex. Of those units, 34 would be restricted by income to those making no more than $49,000 a year."

Submitted by Nancy Aten