Friday, September 7, 2012

An Ending and A Begining!

The 2012/13 JDHS Housebuild project on Lund Street is all but wrapped up.  Over the summer, SAGA staff, volunteers, and Sean (our student worker), installed the finishes on the interior of the home.  Do to some last minute changes in our flooring we are still awaiting one more trip through by the electricians, plumbers, and counter top installers.  No sweat and a few of us are even squeezing in some time off between projects.  Check out our pictures to see what the JDHS crew helped create or come on out to the Open House on October 5th from 2:30 to 5:30.

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Now for the real news...We are just about ready to break ground on our next project.  Over the past few months, the Juneau Housing Trust and SAGA have been working with the City and Borough of Juneau to identify and convey a piece of land suitable for our style of affordable housing developement.  The outcome is a small parcel of land located on Churchill Way in Lemon Creek, just a few blocks away from our Lund Street sites!   We hope to replace the uninhabitable and dangerous structures that once stood with two new bungalow style affordable homes.  Here is a sneak peak at our plans:

The City has demolished the existing structures and are almost ready to turn it over to us to start putting in our building pads.  Here are a couple pre and post demolition photos.  The site had a tremendous amount of "junk"!  Each day was treasure hunt.


The students have been "warming up" on a deck replacement project for a community member.  They are learning the basics of working safely on a construction site and getting familiar with the tools of the trade.  We hope to be on-site by the end of the month, once again racing against the worsening weather.  Check back for more blog updates.

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