On November 11th from 12:30 – 2 p.m. the Falmouth Housing Trust, Inc. hosted the Falmouth community at an Open House & Dedication of its Odd Fellows Hall Adaptive Re-Use project.
Guests were given tours of the recently completed renovation of the historic property. The building hosts four micro-unit open concept apartments, all of which are deed restricted in perpetuity as affordable for those earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income, or $47,550 annually. Tenants will move in over the coming month.
The project is the first of its kind in Falmouth and Cape Cod. The Town of Falmouth and Falmouth Housing Trust, Inc. worked collaboratively to take the vacant, blighted property through visioning adapt its use to a well documented community use.
The Open House and Dedication is the culmination of almost 5 years of work to make the project a reality; including extensive permitting and regulatory requirements, selective demolition and abatement of hazardous materials, active construction and fundraising by the Falmouth Housing Trust. For more information on the project or to make a donation please view the Odd Fellows Hall project page.
Brief comments were made by FHT Board of Directors president, Addie Drolette, FHT Executive Director, Anne Connolly, Falmouth Town Manager, Julian Suso, Chairman of the Falmouth Board of Selectmen, Doug Jones and Executive Director of the Cape Cod Foundation, Kristin O’Malley. The ceremonial ribbon was cut and the property renamed One Chancery Lane with the attendance of over 80 guests!
Enjoy some photos thanks to our friend Debby Rogers.
by Sarah E. Murphy
“The Nov. 11 ribbon-cutting of Falmouth Housing Trust’s Odd Fellows Hall project represented not only the fruition of a nearly-five year undertaking but also the first of its kind in Falmouth.”
Read more of the Falmouth Bulletin article about the Odd Fellows Hall ribbon cutting >
FCTV Falmouth in Focus video
(The Odd Fellows Hall Open House and Dedication coverage begins around minute 3:54 of the video.)