An excavator moves a pile of dirt as construction of a new affordable housing apartment building gets underway earlier this week. The building was to have been constructed in 2017 but was delayed.

An excavator moves a pile of dirt as construction of a new affordable housing apartment building gets underway earlier this week. The building was to have been constructed in 2017 but was delayed.

Affordable housing project gets underway

Construction of new apartment building was to have taken place last year

Construction of a new affordable housing apartment got underway last week.

According to its initial plans, the 26-unit building was to have three studio apartments, seven one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom, and six three-bedroom. There will be commercial space on the ground floor. Total size of the building is to be close to 30,000 sq. ft. (2,700 square metres).