37 King Street, Georgetown
Our Build Story
The McFadden-McMahon Build Project in Georgetown is one of our most unique ventures yet. Situated on the site of the town’s old railway hotel, this is our first build involving a structure that has, for many years, played a prominent role in the local community. The transformation of the original building will be conducted under the guidance of a heritage architect to ensure that is is carefully documented, dismantled, and stored for reconstruction. The end result will see six new homes added to the much-needed affordable housing market.
Phase 1 – Habitat will begin to prepare the original hotel, ensuring it is structurally sound and ready to be moved forward on the property to allow for 4 more homes to be built.
Phase 2 – The hotel will then be relocated and Habitat will begin to restore and replace any of the necessary elements to transform the hotel into a home for a family in need.
Phase 3 – Construction will begin on the additional townhomes, giving 4 more families a place to call home.
“The relocation, restoration and redevelopment of this property will be a big undertaking,” John Gerrard explains. “Due to the disrepair of the hotel itself, the costs associated with relocating the building and the expense to build 4 more townhomes on the property, Habitat is looking to our friends in the community to get involved and raise money to support the project.”
Introducing the McFadden-McMahon Build Project
Our CEO John Gerrard had the happy task of announcing the next volunteers to be honoured through our build project naming initiative at our annual Home for the Holidays Volunteer Celebration on November 30th, 2017. Our Exchange Hotel project in Georgetown has now been named for two active supporters of our organization as “The McFadden-McMahon Build Project”. Ed McMahon served on our Board Of Directors for 10 years and currently is a member of our national Habitat Canada board. Tom McFadden has devoted his time and carpentry skills to help build homes on our construction sites.
The Latest Project Photos
We are currently in the process of preparing for our various applications and permitting to get Phase 1 of this project underway. With the extensive costs associated with the work needed to try to keep the original structure intact, we need your support to ensure that five local families can get the affordable housing that they deserve. Click here to give to Habitat today and help us build more homes for hard-working families in need.