Senior living facility could be built on site of 2121 apartment fire

ABILENE, Texas - A piece of land on North 6th Street, which has been long abandoned, may soon be full of people again.

It is the former site where the 2121 apartment complex once stood, the same apartments that burned to the ground in April of 2003, leaving nearly 120 people homeless.

Now the housing authority has been awarded a tax credit to build a senior living facility on the property.

Abilene City Council members say both city and zoning staff have recommended approval to build on that land.

It's still too soon to say when construction will start, but the city has expressed enthusiasm for the project.

"It's a good project," City Manager Larry Gilley said. "We've got several of these tax credit projects that have been built in Abilene, and they all seem to be very successful at this point, and we're looking forward to having another one."

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