WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Wednesday the public got a first look inside the 'new' old Waterville High School.
The building, built in 1913, was home to the Middle School, High School and Vocational Technical College through the years. Now it is a 35-unit affordable apartment complex.
The project cost nearly $10-million in grants and tax credits.
The complex now offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments starting at $476 and are available for households earning up to $35,000 per year.
The project was started under the then Mayor Paul LePage.
Lawrence Bloom lives across the street and says and believes the rehabilitation represents LePage's biggest hypocrisy. Bloom says allowing big government money to foot the bill for the project goes against what LePage stood for in his campaign.
But at the same time Bloom says since the project is done he is happy to welcome the new tenants and make them part of the community.
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