Eric Street Affordable Home Ownership Project

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As part of the Affordable Housing Strategy, City Council approved a parcel of land at 28 Eric Street for potential redevelopment as affordable home ownership which includes the Eric Street Community Garden. City staff met with Habitat for Humanity NL and Eric Street Community Garden members to discuss the project on the property, including redevelopment of a portion of the land for affordable home ownership, and revitalization of the community garden. A meeting to discus the potential project was held on October 16, 2019 with the neighbourhood. An outline of the entire process is in the Lifecycle.

The City’s Affordable Housing Strategy outlines a commitment to identify land for affordable housing opportunities and to support partners as they work towards affordable home ownership opportunities. A Letter of Intent with Habitat for Humanity was formalized on Sept. 23, 2019 outlining the intended gifting of the property subject to successful rezoning, development approval, and collaboration with the Eric Street Community Garden.


As part of the Affordable Housing Strategy, City Council approved a parcel of land at 28 Eric Street for potential redevelopment as affordable home ownership which includes the Eric Street Community Garden. City staff met with Habitat for Humanity NL and Eric Street Community Garden members to discuss the project on the property, including redevelopment of a portion of the land for affordable home ownership, and revitalization of the community garden. A meeting to discus the potential project was held on October 16, 2019 with the neighbourhood. An outline of the entire process is in the Lifecycle.

The City’s Affordable Housing Strategy outlines a commitment to identify land for affordable housing opportunities and to support partners as they work towards affordable home ownership opportunities. A Letter of Intent with Habitat for Humanity was formalized on Sept. 23, 2019 outlining the intended gifting of the property subject to successful rezoning, development approval, and collaboration with the Eric Street Community Garden.


  • Geotechnical Analysis - Excavation Work - Tuesday November 23, 2021

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    City of St. John's Advisories has issued the following:
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    General Advisory published Thu, 2021/11/18 - 10:46am

    Excavation Work

    Location: 28 Eric Street

    Start Date/Time:Tue, 2021/11/23 - 9:30am
    End Date/Time:Tue, 2021/11/23 - 10:30am

    A backhoe will be operating at 28 Eric Street on Tuesday, November 23 for approximately one hour, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., to excavate at two locations on site.

    In determining a possible source of groundwater seepage noted to occur within the city-owned property at 28 Eric Street, a limited geotechnical investigation will be carried out. The limited geotechnical investigation will include the use of a rubber tire backhoe for approximately one hour duration on site to be completed by excavating two test pit excavations approximately one metre in size and up to three metres deep. Following the examination of the soils, the test pit will be backfilled and the site re-instated to pre-existing conditions.

    As part of the Affordable Housing Strategy, City Council approved this parcel of land at 28 Eric Street for redevelopment as affordable home ownership, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. This work is required to establish the subsurface conditions of the property aiding in work design.

    We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

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