The former Cleburne County High School has officially broke ground to begin transitioning into an assisted living and memory care community. Dozens of community leaders and members participated in the official groundbreaking ceremony to redevelop the former Cleburne County High School.
The building was constructed in 1936 and recently purchased by the Lathan and Coleman, LLC. The redevelopment project is estimated at $12 million and will encompass approximately 42 residences along with a newly built 16 bed memory care building. Main Street Alabama State Coordinator Mary Helmer says they are excited to see this revitalization come to fruition.
Heflin’s Mayor Rudy Rooks was one of many residents who attended high school at the building and he says he is thrilled to know the building will keep its historic authenticity. The new assisted living facility is expected to be completed in nine to 12 months and will create 35 jobs for the Heflin community.