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Construction documents submitted for downtown project

The old Maskat Shrine Temple will have 28 apartment units. (Source: KAUZ) The old Maskat Shrine Temple will have 28 apartment units. (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Construction documents are in for a project at the old Maskat Shrine Temple in downtown Wichita Falls that will bring affordable housing for seniors.

Texas tax credits for the project have been approved and developers are applying for more money from the state since it is considered a historical preservation.

Wichita Falls Director of Community Development Dana Schoening said it is exciting to see the project move forward.

"This is a big sign because the documents have been submitted and are currently under review," Schoening said. "So I would think within the next 60 days or so we will have a really good idea of what will transpire and a timeline associated with that."

The building will have 28 units, four of them for anyone regardless of age, and a small retail store. The project is expected to cost $6 million and construction is expected to take 15 months.

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