Historic South Bay apartment building relocated, to be made into affordable housing

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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A historic apartment building was relocated in San Jose on Sunday, March 28, 2021, and Habitat for Humanity plans to make it into affordable housing.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- In the South Bay, a historic apartment building is putting down roots at a new address.

ABC7 was in San Jose as crews moved the Pallesen Apartments on Sunday.

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In the video, you can see the building on a giant dolly being trucked to its new home about 900 feet away.

It's now located at the corner of 4th and Reed Streets.

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Habitat for Humanity plans to refurbish the 111-year-old building and convert the space into affordable housing.

One woman says it was worth the trip from Menlo Park to see this move happen.

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"It's a wonderful thing on all sorts of levels," said Ellen MacNeale. "It's preserving a wonderful old building. It's gonna go to a good use. Everybody got together to work this out. It's just a win-win-win."

Time-lapse video shows the building being backed into its new lot. The whole process took about three hours.