KANAS CITY, Mo. - An old school now has new purpose.
City leaders gathered on Monday to break ground on the new project to turn the former Seven Oaks Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. into a 44-unit senior living center.
The building is located at 37 th and Walnut.
City Councilman Jermaine Reed says this project will breathe new life into the community.
"This abandoned school totally transforms and helps renew the urban landscape right here in our community," Reed said.
The project is funded through state housing tax credits and the city's ‘home' program.