Officials in Massachusetts say they plan to turn a 125-year-old armory in Lynn into housing for veterans.
Ownership of the historic building was transferred from the state to the nonprofit Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development in August. The Lynn Daily Item reports the sale was authorized in a ceremonial bill signing by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker as part of an initiative to sell back state-owned land so it can be used by local communities.
Charles Gaeta, executive director for the housing authority, says the nonprofit reconvened a steering committee for the project last week. He says the committee will move forward with the project sometime in December. Officials say the plan is to restore the building and turn it into 35 apartments for veterans.