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.


  • Excavation Eric Street

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    City of St. John's Advisories has issued the following:
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    General Advisory published Friday, 2022/03/11 - 10:55am

    Location: 28 Eric Street
    Start Date: Monday, March 14, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, March 25, 2022 - 5:00pm


    A backhoe/excavator will be operating at 28 Eric Street starting on March 14 to excavate test pits at several locations on site. A field technologist will oversee the work and will collect soil samples from each of the test pits which will then be filled back in. This work is expected to be completed by March 25. Please note that this work is weather permitting.

    Prior to the start of field work, contractors will be meeting on site with utility companies to confirm the location of any underground utilities.

    The purpose of this work is to assess the environmental quality of the soil. The results of the soil analysis will dictate the next steps for the project.

    As part of the Affordable Housing Strategy, City Council identified this parcel of land at 28 Eric Street for redevelopment as affordable home ownership, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

    The development review process is ongoing with the applicant, Habitat for Humanity. If development approval is issued, the applicant will then be required to apply for building permits.

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

  • 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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