Rymal Road housing complex gets extreme makeover

News Jun 20, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A City Hamilton Housing complex on the east Mountain has received a $400,000 makeover.

“They landscaped the whole property,” said resident Kevin Scott.

“There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up.”

Work was recently completed on the 23-unit townhouse complex at 1081 Rymal Rd. East.

In the front of the units, new sidewalks and porches were installed, the parking lot and driveways were repaved, new trees were planted and new lights were installed. Out back, concrete patios were poured, new privacy fences were built and sod was replaced in each backyard.

There’s also a new play structure in the centre of the development where there was once dirt and some grass.

“It’s almost like a gateway into the complex,” said east Mountain councillor Tom Jackson.

“It’s very, very popular,” said resident Gale Spearing said of the structure which includes a slide and a climbing wall. “It’s busy every night.”

The work was done in two phases starting last October. The homes were built in the mid-1980s.

Jackson, who also sits on the City Housing Hamilton board, said it’s important to renew properties in its inventory and pushes for capital improvements each year.

Rymal Road housing complex gets extreme makeover

'There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up'

News Jun 20, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A City Hamilton Housing complex on the east Mountain has received a $400,000 makeover.

“They landscaped the whole property,” said resident Kevin Scott.

“There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up.”

Work was recently completed on the 23-unit townhouse complex at 1081 Rymal Rd. East.

They landscaped the whole property. There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up.

In the front of the units, new sidewalks and porches were installed, the parking lot and driveways were repaved, new trees were planted and new lights were installed. Out back, concrete patios were poured, new privacy fences were built and sod was replaced in each backyard.

There’s also a new play structure in the centre of the development where there was once dirt and some grass.

“It’s almost like a gateway into the complex,” said east Mountain councillor Tom Jackson.

“It’s very, very popular,” said resident Gale Spearing said of the structure which includes a slide and a climbing wall. “It’s busy every night.”

The work was done in two phases starting last October. The homes were built in the mid-1980s.

Jackson, who also sits on the City Housing Hamilton board, said it’s important to renew properties in its inventory and pushes for capital improvements each year.

Rymal Road housing complex gets extreme makeover

'There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up'

News Jun 20, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A City Hamilton Housing complex on the east Mountain has received a $400,000 makeover.

“They landscaped the whole property,” said resident Kevin Scott.

“There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up.”

Work was recently completed on the 23-unit townhouse complex at 1081 Rymal Rd. East.

They landscaped the whole property. There wasn’t anything they didn’t rip up.

In the front of the units, new sidewalks and porches were installed, the parking lot and driveways were repaved, new trees were planted and new lights were installed. Out back, concrete patios were poured, new privacy fences were built and sod was replaced in each backyard.

There’s also a new play structure in the centre of the development where there was once dirt and some grass.

“It’s almost like a gateway into the complex,” said east Mountain councillor Tom Jackson.

“It’s very, very popular,” said resident Gale Spearing said of the structure which includes a slide and a climbing wall. “It’s busy every night.”

The work was done in two phases starting last October. The homes were built in the mid-1980s.

Jackson, who also sits on the City Housing Hamilton board, said it’s important to renew properties in its inventory and pushes for capital improvements each year.