Plans Move Forward to Turn Brewer Middle School into Senior Housing 

Plans to turn Brewer Middle School into an apartment complex for seniors could make for an interesting homecoming one day.Folks with the city say some of the future residents of the complex could also be graduates of the school. The Brewer Housing Authority got approval from the planning board earlier this month to move forward with the project for the 1926 building.It’d be converted into 28 low-income apartments for seniors 55 and older, housing that’s hard to come by.Construction is still months away, but officials say they’re excited about the prospect.Nicole Gogan, Brewer’s economic development specialist, says, “It preserves a beautiful building, it serves a purpose, it serves a gap that needs to be filled and we’re happy to fill it.”Brewer Housing Authority Executive Director Gordon Stitham says, “It’s close to the community – for transportation, schools, shopping, doctors offices. So it’ll work out really great for the citizens of Brewer.”The Brewer Housing Authority now has to turn in an application to the Maine State Housing Authority for low-income tax credits.If the application is approved and the project goes as planned, we’re told construction could start around the first of the year.