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Borden Milk building to become senior housing

Samantha Gerber
The Borden Company building.

A historic building is about to undergo significant renovations that will give the property new life, and solve a need for Abilene. The Abilene city council approved rezoning to allow for the construction of a new residential living space in the historic Borden Milk Building on the west side of the city. The outside will remain the same, but renovations will create new residential spaces dedicated to senior citizens. The plans also include adding a one-story building directly across from the existing building.

Rosten Callarmen, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in Abilene, says he talked with the developers and felt that this was a great opportunity to provide more affordable housing in the city, “I also did inform them that if they don’t do a good job with this historic property Abilene will not forgive. So, they are aware that they have to do a good job and so I personally as an Abileanian, very much support this project.”

The redesigned property will feature 36 units of housing as well as community facilities such as a fitness room and computer lab.