Thursday, June 4, 2009

Here's a picture of 19 George

19 George has a footprint of about 1600 sq ft. The plan is to transform it into two 3-bedroom apartments, basically an up/down duplex. The current use of the building is as a Dance Studio. Previously it was an Orange Lodge. A total renovation will be required. The good news is that there's not a lot to be taken out...
I am delighted to report that Places for People has signed off on the last condition to our offer to purchase the building at 19 George in Haliburton Village. We take possession June 30th.

All that remains - !!! - for the next month is to get our ducks in a row so that we can do an efficient renovation at the least possible cost (which means positioning to use donations of time and services, and meet the requirements of the federal RRRAP grant), and continue to fund-raise to pay back our bridge loan and develop a contingency fund for the inevitable surprises.

We are in the early stages of planning an event to celebrate the significant accomplishment of acquiring a property - more details as they become firm.

Fay Martin