Work on the extension of the Murray Residence began on Wednesday. The first step was to demolish the building at 179-185 Murray Street. The machinery was present on the field Wednesday morning.
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“With the demolition, it’s another adventure that begins,” said the owner of the Murray Residence, Pierre Chapdelaine, in a statement.
“Our apartments will be available next summer,” he added.
The controversial expansion project at the Murray Residence offers a four-storey front and six-storey rear annexe on the land of the apartment building and the addition of a floor on the current building.
The goal is to add fifty apartments of three and a half rooms.
Pierre Chapdelaine says that a dozen apartments are already reserved. Construction of the new building is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
Let us not forget that a committee of citizens opposed the expansion by wishing to protect the heritage of Murray Street. The original draft had been revised and a petition of more than 1,000 signatures had been filed for the renunciation of a referendum on the proposed expansion.
The City of Sherbrooke adopted the project in April.