No. There will be no displacement of current residents during construction or after project completion, unless residents decide they want to live elsewhere.
Darwin’s primary focus has always been to do the right thing for our existing residents – this has not changed in the 5 years we have owned the site. Darwin’s plan is to replace the 58 aging market rental units currently on the site with brand new below-market rental units at below-market rents for our residents.
To facilitate this and also to ensure no displacement of current residents, the project is proposed to be phased in such a way as to build the replacement rental homes first. This will minimize impact to our residents and ensure no one is displaced outside the Maplewood community. Residents will remain living in their current homes onsite while their new building is constructed on the same site. Once the replacement rental building is complete, residents can move in and only then will the existing residential buildings be demolished.