By Jasmine Watts
The Mason Times
The two oldest buildings in Mason, vacant for more than 20 years, are being remodeled.
Once completed, the 19th century buildings will be the tallest commercial buildings in the downtown area.
Three-stories high, 124 Ash St. and 140 Ash St. will become a commercial center-apartment facility.
The 7,480 square foot building will use the first floor as commercial space, include eight apartments on the second floor, and the third floor will have Oracle Financial Solution’s conference room in the front and two additional apartments in the back.
Kurt Creamer, Ryan Parrott, Scott Russ, and Charles Moore are Oracle employees who now own the buildings.
“These buildings have been around since Lincoln,” said Marlon Brown, mayor pro tem. “It’s exciting to see the progress in the redevelopment.”
The $2.75 million project was launched in September 2014.
“I’m glad to see people investing back into our city,” said Matthew Thomas, 24, a Mason resident.
Applications for apartment leases are currently available.