Somass Lands Update
As the process of transformation continues, you’ll see the landscape starting to change at Somass Lands. Our endeavours have encompassed a comprehensive approach, involving the careful stripping, repurposing, selling, and salvaging of materials from the land. This concerted approach has led to the successful complete deconstruction of six buildings, marking significant progress in the project.
Noteworthy among this progress is the success derived from the salvage of valuable materials. Taking a methodical approach to deconstruction has proved favourable, allowing funds raised through the sale of salvaged materials to be directed toward future remediation efforts.
Education and partnership have played pivotal roles in the journey. Collaborations with North Island College have empowered students to gain hands-on experience in the field of deconstruction, fostering their growth and understanding of sustainable practices. This partnership not only benefits the students but also contributes to the broader goal of advancing responsible construction and development practices.
A significant milestone has been achieved with the commencement of remediation on a portion of the land, funded in part by a $1 million dollar grant awarded by the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). This critical step paves the way for the forthcoming phase of development.
Amidst this momentum, we are pleased to share that discussions with a preferred development partner have begun, signifying promising prospects for the future. As these discussions unfold, there is a sense of anticipation and enthusiasm about the potential collaborations that will contribute to the realization of the vision for the future of the Somass Lands.
To stay informed about the latest developments, we invite you to visit our dedicated website at www.letsconnectpa.ca/somass-lands.