Funding falls through for Washington Elementary School apartments

A proposal to turn the former Washington Elementary School into affordable housing won’t move forward this year.

“I was very hopeful I’d be here today with good news,” Matt Gillam, vice president of development for Overland Property Group, Lenexa, told the Hays USD 489 school board at its regular meeting Monday night.

“However,” Gillam said, “we were informed very recently that we did not receive funding. We’ve got a bit of a unique situation in front of us right now.”

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