Gering council pushing forward on McKinley housing project

The Gering city council Tuesday night moved to put four lots up for sale as part of a planned residential housing project in the square block formerly occupied by the demolished McKinley elementary school. The property around the school was purchased by the city in conjunction with Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities and the help of a $470,000 state housing grant.

The four lots will be sold for $10,000 and homes must be constructed by the end of January in 2015 according to City Engineer Paul Snarr. Snarr says there has been good interest from contractors.

Ten homes in all will be built on the square block, several by the Gering High construction class. Another one or two may be built by Magnolia homes. Habitat for Humanity is also interested in building on the square block.

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