Dozen social housing units being added in Morrisburg

In this picture from a Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation document, the current Morris Glen Court social housing development in Morrisburg, Ont. The Ontario government is spending $1.7 million to add a dozen geared-to-income units to the location. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

MORRISBURG – The provincial government will be spending $1.7 million to add a dozen geared-to-income housing units in Morrisburg to an existing location.

Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark was in the town this morning (Thursday) to announce the money for the Morris Glen Court project that will consist of three-storey townhouses.

The townhouses will have a total of 17 two-bedroom apartments. A dozen of those are slated as affordable, five will be market rent and four will be accessible.

Morris Glen Court on County Road 2 (12446 County Road 2) is owned by the City of Cornwall (formerly the Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation), which is responsible for social housing in Cornwall and the United Counties of SD&G.

The two-storey low rise building currently has 30 one-bedroom rental apartments that are all geared-to-income.

This is the third construction project underway by the City of Cornwall for social housing, adding to the developments in the city at Ninth Street and McConnell and Pitt Street near the Highway 401 overpass.

There was no timeline released for the construction of the Morris Glen Court project.