Simonsen developers seeking tax abatements

Julie Smith/News Tribune
ASR Roofing, Inc. continues to make progress on the old Simonsen Ninth Grade Center on East Miller Street. The building, once owned by the Jefferson City School District, sustained significant damage in the May 2019 tornado. Eventually the building was purchased by a developer who then sold it to the current owner, Stockman Stoneworks, which has been working on it since its acquisition earlier this year. While work is done to repair the roof, work is also being done inside to remove mold that thrived while the building was vacant.
Julie Smith/News Tribune ASR Roofing, Inc. continues to make progress on the old Simonsen Ninth Grade Center on East Miller Street. The building, once owned by the Jefferson City School District, sustained significant damage in the May 2019 tornado. Eventually the building was purchased by a developer who then sold it to the current owner, Stockman Stoneworks, which has been working on it since its acquisition earlier this year. While work is done to repair the roof, work is also being done inside to remove mold that thrived while the building was vacant.

Developers of the old Simonsen Ninth Grade Center are asking for support from the City Council following hindrances from state offices.

The council advanced two bills Monday night relating to the development of the building at 501 E.