Old downtown building could become affordable housing apartments - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Old downtown building could become affordable housing apartments

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

More affordable housing could be on its way to downtown Wichita Falls.

Officials with Overland Park Development out of Kansas hope to make the old Maskat Shrine Temple on Lamar Street into its third affordable housing location in Wichita Falls. 

It would be a restoration project which those involved with downtown development are excited to see.

The company is filing an application with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to get funding to restore the old building into a 30 unit multi-family housing development. 

"I think it's just a major project to come downtown and really keep the ball rolling on what's going on in downtown Wichita Falls," Andy Lee with Overland Park Development said. 

It is a project that downtown development officials are looking forward to. 

"It's a building that is rich in Wichita Falls history so it's really exciting to see it coming back to life," Jeanette Charos with Downtown Wichita Falls Development said. 

Lee said this is a competitive development process. So, this project is competing for funds against another restoration project in Abilene. 

But the location of this building is giving Lee and Overland Park Development a good chance. 

It is located right next to a post office and blocks away from restaurants and stores downtown. 

The TDCHA board will make a final decision between the two projects in July. 

If approved, Lee said work could begin on the building in 2018. 

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

Copyright 2017 KAUZ All Rights Reserved
 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-24 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-24 23:46:14 GMT
    The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-24 23:46:02 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-02-24 23:45:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

Powered by Frankly