An old Endicott school building is being transformed into a 61-unit apartment complex.

People could be living in the former Henry B. Endicott School on Jackson Avenue by the end of next year.

Housing Visions of Syracuse is developing the $22.1 million project. The two-story structure was built in 1927. The 77,000-square-foot building had been used for several years as a learning center by Broome-Tioga BOCES.

Michael La Flair of Housing Visions said the abatement and demolition portion of the project has been completed. He said workers now are "framing out the units and addressing the roofing needs."

More than $7 million in state grants are being utilized as part of the financing package for the Endicott Square project. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, La Flair said the Endicott Square project is "still on target" for completion in August 2021.

There were some tense moments near the site Tuesday after a tractor-trailer dropped off a large container for construction debris. As the truck entered Kentucky Avenue on the east side of the old school, it tore down power lines, which resulted in transformer fire and flames that melted some asphalt.

The fire was extinguished and the truck driver was not hurt.

NYSEG workers returned to the scene Wednesday to complete repair work.

A scorched area along Kentucky Avenue where a fire occurred when power lines were torn down by a truck. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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