The Parry Sound Non-Profit Housing Corporation is hoping to expand its reach beyond Parry Sound.

PSNPHC Vice-President and Chair of Development Darren Brown will speak before Seguin Town Council on Monday in the hopes of securing a property in Orrville as the site of a new affordable housing project.

In a letter written to Seguin Township, Brown is requesting on behalf of the non-profit group, that Council contributes a 4.89-acre property located on Star Lake Road in the Orrville Settlement Area in order for the development to move forward.

The group is also asking for the site to be rezoned R3 for multiple residential units.

“With this gift of land and zoning and a successful application of grant funding, we will be able to not only build below market rate housing but continue to manage the development with balanced books as we have with all our other housing initiatives.” says the PSNPHC Development Chair.

The property owned by Seguin Township sits across the roads department yard and has natural gas readily available.

Citing that federal and provincial funding available for the project is time sensitive and that building time is short, Brown is also encouraging Seguin Council to “work with us and the planning department to expedite this potential development so that we could begin this year and be completed with council cutting the ribbon within a year from now”.

The PSNPHC’s most recent project was the $9 million conversion of the William Beatty School in Parry Sound into housing and The Sound Community Hub.

The next meeting of Seguin Town Council is Monday, March 4th at 5 Humphrey Drive in Seguin.

Call to Order is at 4:00 pm.

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