ROCKPORT — The Rockport Planning Board is scheduled to review a proposal to convert former medical office buildings into housing and support services for people currently homeless.

The Planning Board will visit 6 Madelyn Lane, located off Route 1, at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28. The Board will then review the proposal at a meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House.

The application was filed by Hope For The Future LLC which will be represented by Gartley & Dorsky Engineering and Surveying.

The 6.1 acre property has two buildings, built approximately 15 years ago, that are vacant. Pen Bay Family Medicine and Pen Bay Pediatrics occupied the buildings which were leased, but those offices relocated to the new office building on the PBMC campus.

HFTF bought the property in July 2021 for $1.7 million and plans to convert the buildings to supportive housing. The buildings are to be used by Knox County Homeless Coalition and includes living, meeting, and office space, according to the application filed with the town.

The proposed conversion incorporates 18 living units for individuals and families in need of housing, and space for health, wellness, and services that provide them support.

The Planning Board will also review a proposal to construct a gymnastics facility at 425 Commercial St. and a cell tower for U.S. Cellular on Vinal Street.