$10 million renovation is planned for a Lexington senior apartment building

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington Housing Authority is putting more than $10 million towards a renovation of one of its high-rise apartment buildings for seniors.

Mary Moore says she’s lived in the Ballard apartments for more than a decade.

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“I know it’s been at least twelve years if not more,” said Mary Moore.

Moore says she loves the apartment because of its amenities and it allows her to have her grandson, Robert, and other family stay over.

“He comes to visit during the summer break from school and spends time with his Granny while his mom is at work,” said Moore.

Earlier this week, Moore says her daughter told her about the planned renovation.

“Because she works downtown where they do this and she says mom they’re going to remodel over there where you are and I said really?” saod Moore.

Officials say the more than ten-million dollar renovation will take about six-months and involve updating much of the interior.

“New kitchen counters, bathroom facilities, paint, new flooring and it’ll be kind of like new,” said Austin Simms, executive director of the Lexington Housing Authority.

During the renovation officials say residents living in Ballard will be temporarily moved across the way here to the Connie Griffith tower, something Moore says she’s fine with as long as she’ll get her same apartment back when the renovations are over.

“I love the view and I love to look out and I just love to look at the clouds and all the things that are the creation of god. It’s just so good to see that versus seeing buildings or things behind me so I love this one where I am and I hope I get to keep another one like it where I can enjoy nature and things outside,” said Moore.

Officials say they will work with residents to help them move out and back in to their apartments, something Moore says makes her feel a little more comfortable with the impending move.

“This is home for me. This is like a permanent residence for me so I will be here. So I look forward as long as they let me stay here, I’ll be here enjoying the all the amenities and everything that you know that are coming this way.,” said Moore.