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More housing in Huntingdon slated for spring start

Sarah Rennie

Huntingdon is starting to boom. Or so the municipality’s recent unveiling of the West Housing Development project would argue. The project, launched on November 14 at the town hall, will create a total of 150 new rental spaces and includes an additional 60 plots reserved for the construction of single-family and semi-detached homes.
“Huntingdon is evolving in the right direction,” said Huntingdon Mayor André Brunette. “Every apartment building that has gone up recently is already rented out,” he noted, suggesting the population is starting to grow, additional classes have been added at the high school and both elementary schools in town, and the recent construction of the Rose LifeScience cannabis facility will no doubt attract new workers to the region.
The site for the West Housing Development will be located in the field just off of West Street near the IGA grocery store. “We are very pleased here,” said Brunette, who credits a team effort by the municipal council and the administration at Town Hall with its realization. In a nod to local history, the mayor announced the street names in the new development will honour former mayors of the municipality.
A good sign
“The economy is doing very well in the Haut-Saint-Laurent region,” said Judy Pomminville, the real estate agent responsible for the new development project. “More than 40 homes have been sold in less than a year within housing projects already in progress,” added Pomminville, who knows the local market well as she is also associated with the Vallée des Outardes project in Ormstown and the Domaine des Brises development in St-Stanislas-de-Kostka.

The Town of Huntingdon has announced the details of the West Housing Development project in response to a growing population and demand for housing in the region. (PHOTO: Judy Pomminville Inc.)

The Huntingdon project, representing investments of over $10 million, will include the construction of 13 buildings with rental units, as well as bungalows, two-storey and semi-detached homes complete with water and sewer services. Those interested in buying will be able to choose from 17 models, with bungalows starting at $211,000 and semi-detached homes at $192,000. Buyers will also benefit from a four-year municipal tax exemption.
Construction on phase one of the West Housing Development, owned by promoters Richard Vincent, Marc Handfield and Dominic Désy, is slated to begin as early as March 2020, with occupancy expected by the fall.

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