The building was redeveloped by Cynthia Taylor of Housing Initiatives of New England, who also redeveloped the Inn at City Hall in Augusta.
has been able to completely restore one of the most important historic landmarks in our city and create a place where seniors can age in place, in many cases surrounded by memories of their younger days."
The Cony flatiron building, built in 1926, is still owned by the city but was turned over for Taylor
to redevelop into housing, on a 49-year lease, for $1 a year.
City officials struggled for years to find a developer willing find a new use for the distinctively shaped building overlooking the Cony roundabout.
During that time, the city spent about $75,000 a year to heat and maintain the vacant former school.
"What a gem.
Cyndy worked her magic one more time," City Manager William Bridgeo said.
has come through 100 percent on the representations she
made when she
proposal in to redevelop it.
the best I've seen."
"You've outdone yourselves; it's the talk of the town," Rodrigue said to Taylor