More than $1.2M in work still available for Lowertown housing project

More than a million dollars of construction work remains up for grabs as part of a recently-announced social housing project planned for Lowertown.

The development, at 454-456 Old St. Patrick Street, has an estimated price tag of $2.53 million.

Susan Therien, a spokeswoman for Ottawa Community Housing, said about half of that – $1.26 million – has already been tendered. That leaves $1.27 million worth of work, which includes much of the interior finishing, cement siding, landscaping and painting, still available.

There is currently an abandoned detached house on the site.