Six weeks after Jubilee officially launched its renovation of the Maycroft Apartments, demolition is well underway, construction is on track, and hard-hat tours will be available soon for those who want to see the progress firsthand.

“We’re in the ugly phase right now,” said Dorothy Larimer, Jubilee vice president for Property Development. “We’re tearing everything apart. We’re getting the building in condition to install all new plumbing, electrical, heating, and appliances. You tear everything out to the bare bones—like getting to the skeleton,” she said. “Then you put back the muscle and after that the flesh.”

Construction began on the terrace level, which will house community services offered by Martha’s Table, and is continuing up through the four resident floors. Demolition of the terrace level is 90 percent complete, and construction workers have begun pouring a new concrete foundation there. Next, they’ll start the framing for the walls. Renovation of the terrace level will be completed first.

Meanwhile, on the resident floors, the first process was removing any historical items and storing them for re-use later. Now, construction workers are pulling out cabinets, bathroom fixtures, flooring, and appliances. Residents receive a monthly status update and will be invited into the building periodically to view progress on the units.

Non-residents who would like to check out advancing work on the Maycroft can email fundraising@jubileehousing.org  to participate in a small-group, hard-hat tour. Tours will take place monthly, as safety and progress permit, and will be available on a first come-first served basis.

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