Campton School Apartments Press Release
Johan Graham, Director of Development
AU Associates, Inc.
Phone: (859) 233-2009
Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Campton School Apartments Project
CAMPTON, KY– AU Associates, Inc. proudly announces that an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Friday, January 15th 2016 at 2 pm to celebrate the completion of The Campton School Apartments and Community Center. This dedication ceremony will take place at 166 Wolfe County Elementary Road, Campton, KY 41301. This project will bring 19 units of mixed-income senior housing to the City of Campton and Wolfe County, an area in desperate need of affordable housing options.
Originally built in 1942 to house the Old Wolfe County High School, this structure saw over 60 years of use as an educational institution and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Now, with a different purpose, it has been revitalized and adaptively reused to create the Campton School Apartments and Wolfe County Community Center. The building has been preserved in its original form and retrofitted with the most up-to-date amenities such as handicap access, convenient parking, and elevator service to all floors.
Confirmed guests of honor include Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers II, 97th District State Representative Hubert Collins, Kentucky Housing Corporation Executive Director J. Kathryn Peters, Federal Home Loan Bank Cincinnati VP of Housing and Community Development Herman Bowling, City of Campton Mayor Raymond Banks, and Wolfe County Executive Judge Dennis Brooks.
“This building is absolutely stunning and I’m thrilled that everyone was able to come together and create this wonderful project for the community,” says AU’s President Holly B. Wiedemann. “There are so many buildings in Eastern Kentucky with the same potential as the Old Wolfe County School Building. My sincere hope is that other areas will follow Campton’s lead and take similar steps to both preserve their local history and give new purpose to those structures.”
The project will feature 19 units of mixed-income senior housing, 13 one-bedrooms and 6 two-bedrooms. 16 of these units will be designated as affordable housing, the driving force behind most of AU Associates’ endeavors. These luxury apartments will come equipped with energy efficient appliances, central heating and air, modern interior aesthetics, and 24 hour access to the onsite fitness center.
The structure will also house the new Wolfe County Community Center. This center will feature a full-sized gymnasium, a stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, and will be capable of hosting large community functions with ease.
Work on The Campton School Apartments Project began in October of 2014 and is the latest project completed by AU Associates, Inc. The Lexington-based company has already completed nearly two dozen developments since it was founded by Holly B. Wiedemann in 1990, four of which are also located in Eastern Kentucky.