Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline
2013-15 Land for Riverside Estates provided by the Town of Antigonish for $1.
  $100,000 commitment received from the Municipality of the County of Antigonish over five years.
  $100,000 donated by the Sisters of St. Martha.
July 2016 $100,000 in federal & provincial funding announced by Housing Nova Scotia.
August 2016 Tenders called for construction.
September 2016 Robert Archibald Construction awarded tender to build Phase 1.
Footings, frost wall & backfilling completed.
Site sign erected.
October 2016 Ground work on the site completed including site levelling & excavation, frost wall & concrete slab, tie in to municipal water & sewer lines, a concrete walkway, & preparation for paved parking.
November 2016 Exterior is complete; windows, doors, spray foam insulation installed.
December 2016 Slabs poured for washrooms in wheelchair accessible units.
January 2017 Electrical wiring installed, drywall hung, all units insulated.
Painting & trimming work has begun.
Power pole installed providing heat & power to the building.

Kitchens, vanities, trim & electrical fixtures have been added.
Two upper units are now complete.
Occupancy permits for March 1st have been secured for the upper units.
Lower units are nearing completion.Hook-ups for the washer & dryer for the wheelchair accessible units completed.
Storage shed for tenants being built by NSCC.
All necessary inspections & walk-through have been done.
Phase 1 units are ready for occupancy.
April/May 2017 Street sign is up.
Storage shed for Phase 1 tenants  has arrived.
Landscaping has begun.
February 2018 Site preparation begins on the footings for Phase 2 .
Two additional storage sheds have been ordered.
 March 2018 Footings poured, underfloor plumbing installed.
Floors are poured … ready for the walls.
 April/May 2018 Rough grading completed around the building.
Pre-manufactured walls, roof structure & interior partitions erected.
Roofing, exterior doors & windows installed.


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