Work is now under way to convert the old Barr Street School into a facility with multi-purpose community use.
Hope on the Hill, the local youth-serving organization spearheading the renovation project, plans to open the building in August – after improvements are made on the inside and a new roof is installed.
The Rev. Wayne Murray, chairman for Hope on the Hill, said the roof work began June 4.
The old roof is being replaced with an insulated fiberglass roof, which Murray says will reduce energy use.