An old Knox County school will soon serve a new purpose.
Thursday, the county held a ground breaking at the old Oakwood School in north Knoxville, which will soon become a senior living facility.
The building was put on the Knox Heritage's Fragile 15 list back in 2004, and has been a concern of the county's ever since.
The new development will not only be an improvement for the community to look at, it will also be a boost to the local economy.
"Jobs. And $750,000 dollars a year in new payroll injected into this community, so I'm looking forward to better times for this old building," said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.
The school has been vacant since it's last use in 1995