Pioneer Presidents Place
Project Name: Pioneer Presidents Place
Project Location: Salina, Kansas
Completion Date: January 2006
Architect: Treanor Architects, P.A.
General Contractor: J. E. Dunn Construction Company
2007 Award of Excellence
2006 J. Timothy Anderson Award of Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (Nomination)
2006 Historic Preservation Award
2006 Outstanding Historic Preservation Award
2006 Award for Excellence

Project Description:

The former Roosevelt-Lincoln School complex, which could have become a conspicuous downtown eyesore, has become a showcase for downtown Salina, Kansas.

Pioneer Group, won the right to buy the former Roosevelt-Lincoln complex and turned the two original school buildings into a 61 unit apartment complex that is being marketed to those 55 and better who will further populate the city's core. This project already is breathing yet more life into Salina's downtown, supporting existing businesses and encouraging the addition of even more restaurants, entertainment outlets and art attractions. Construction on the project began in February 2005. The financing utilized federal and state historic preservation tax credits, and federal housing tax credits.

Pioneer Presidents Place Logo

Pioneer Group committed to making a "green" project. The project design followed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, as set by the U.S. Green Building Council. Building green is a way to cut future operating and maintenance costs. This project is being cited as a model project and could change building practices throughout Salina.

Immediately after completion of this renovation project it received two preservation awards. The Salina Heritage Commission awarded its Historic Preservation Award under the category for Building Conservation - Adaptive Reuse; and the Kansas Preservation Alliance recognized this project with its only 2006 Award for Excellence. And, as one can see at the top of the page, yet more awards followed.