Former Paris elementary school to be turned into senior affordable housing

Norway Saving Bank has donated $20,000 towards a $3.1 million Avesta Housing initiative to turn a former school in downtown Paris into affordable housing.

The former Mildred M. Fox School will be converted in senior affordable housing with 12 studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Built in 1883 and expanded in 1940, the elementary school operated until 2008 as a public institution and until 2015 as a private charter school.

Avesta Housing bought the building in 2007 and began construction earlier this year after securing a number of investments, including $20,000 from Norway Savings Bank.