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Cortes Housing Society: Open House for Rainbow Ridge & a property sale 

Sandra Wood, Executive Director of the Cortes Community Housing Society, had two important news updates.

Firstly, she has some more details about the Open House, for the Rainbow Ridge affordable housing project, at Mansons Hall on November 30. 

“That’s Wednesday, one week away and it’ll be an open house style meeting where people can drop in any time between 3 in the afternoon and 6 in the evening. We’re encouraging people to stop in after they pick up their kids from school, or stop in on their way home from work,” explained Wood. 

“We’re going to have lots of interesting information for people to look at, which will include our new site plans, the new town home plans. People can look at the floor plan layouts of the one, two, and three bedroom town homes.  We’ll have our landscape plan, our storm water plan. We’ll have a number of our directors and staff there to help answer questions and to record any ideas that people have that they’d like to share with us. We’re going to do a short formal presentation at 5:00. So people can also stay for that event and we’re going to have lots of fun activities for the children. We will have arts and crafts projects to entertain the kids and we will have some games, prizes and door prizes – as well as the Home Book, which is poetry and short stories about Cortes that will be available for sale if people are looking for stocking stuffers, and a really nice gift to ship away to friends and family.”

She also had news about the Gregg Road real estate sale.

 “Exciting news! The Cortes Community Housing Society has sold a one acre commercial property in downtown Manson’s Landing. It’s on the corner of Sutil Point Road and Gregg Road.The new owner is Richard Andrews, who many people will know as a local builder and contractor, as well as entrepreneur,” said Wood.

“My understanding is that Richard is planning to build a commercial building on the main floor and  a rental apartment up above. So that’s an exciting prospect for the community to have some more business space within the Manson’s Landing core, in addition to another rental apartment within walking distance of the shops and services.”

“The great news is that the Cortes Community Housing Society was able to get our asking price, and we have now an extra $200,000 to put towards the Rainbow Ridge Housing Project. So that’s good news all around. Thank you especially to the donor, a local owner of that property, who donated it to the Housing Society with the express desire that it be used to help build more rental housing on Cortes.”

Top photo credit: People at the first public meeting for Rainbow Ridgephoto courtesy Cortes Community Housing Society

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