The Brant-Norfolk chapter of Habitat for Humanity has received the green light to convert a property in Simcoe into a ReStore home furnishing outlet.
Tuesday, Norfolk council agreed to add “building supply establishment” and “used household goods store” as allowable uses at 29 Park Road.
The property is in an area zoned general industrial. The building on site at one time housed the Chances bingo parlour.
“This is a great contribution to affordable housing in our community,” said Simcoe Coun. Peter Black. “This facility will hopefully support many more (Habitat) projects in our area.”
Habitat for Humanity decided to establish a ReStore outlet in Simcoe last year after building a Habitat home for a Simcoe family on Patterson Street. Steve Roorda, chair of Habitat’s Brant-Norfolk board of directors, said there are other projects to come in Norfolk.
“We are looking at properties,” Roorda said. “But opening a ReStore in Simcoe is what we’re working on right now. If anyone has a piece of land they want to donate, feel free to call us.”
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