The Rev. Thomas Mull measures the long road to redevelopment of the former St. Francis School on Exchange Street in church pastors, not years.
Mull, current pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, said he is the third parish leader to be involved in the effort to convert the former Catholic school into senior apartments. He’s not exactly sure of the timeline but figures the effort has been going on at least 10 years.
The wait is over.
The project to convert the long-vacant school into senior housing is set to begin next week, Geneva Housing Authority Executive Director Andy Tyman said earlier this week. Along with that, the GHA’s Elmcrest and Courtyard apartments complexes are being renovated. Tyman said $25 million has been committed to renovation work at the three sites.
He said the St. Francis project redevelopment idea came from the Rev. Roy Kiggins, who is retired but still lives at St. Patrick’s Rectory in Seneca Falls.
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