Hamilton,
03
May
2018
|
08:15 PM
America/New_York

Mohawk to acquire former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital lands

Summary

Acquisition part of plan to create more affordable rental housing in Hamilton

All staff memo from Mohawk President Ron McKerlieIn partnership with the City of Hamilton, Mohawk has announced it is in the process of acquiring the former Hamilton Pyschiatric Hospital lands across from the Fennell campus and beside St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's West 5th Street campus.

Key details of today's announcement:

  • The $9.51 million purchase includes the 134-year-old Century Manor, which the college's Board of Governors has approved an expenditure of $9 million for restorations to the building.
  • How the building and property will be used will be discussed as part of Mohawk's campus master planning initiative that is currently underway.
  • Any future development plans for the property will include significant green space and maintain public access to conservation lands, trails and playing fields.
  • The money used to purchase the land will support the construction of more affordable housing in Hamilton's downtown core.

Today's announcement was part of a larger announcement by Ontario's Ministry of Housing to create more affordable rental housing in Hamilton. For more details on the announcement visit the Ministry's website.