Former St. Joseph School to be converted into apartments after zoning changed by City Commission

Updated: Apr 20


The Hays City Commission cleared the way Thursday for the historic former St. Joseph's School and Parish Center at 210 W. 13th to be converted into apartments. Alex Juarez/Special to the Hays Daily News.


Article by: Tim Hrenchir | Hays Daily News


The Hays City Commission cleared the way Thursday for the historic former St. Joseph's School and Parish Center at 210 W. 13th to be converted into apartments for people with moderate incomes.


Mayor Sandy Jacobs, Vice Mayor Mason Ruder and Councilmen Shaun Musil, Michael Berges and Ron Mellick voted 5-0 to change the property's zoning designation to "residential multi-family" from "public and institutional."

The move was expected to enable Atchison developer Justin Pregont and his company, Todd Co. LLC, to proceed with plans to acquire and renovate the three-story, limestone building, which is owned by the Catholic Dioceses of Salina.


"This is a great opportunity for development near the downtown," said a document prepared by the city planning department and included in the agenda packet for Thursday's meeting...





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