Habitat to build next house in county

Published 12:58 am Saturday, July 20, 2013

The next Habitat for Humanity build will be a first for the local chapter not because of its design, but because of its location.

Chapter Director Dale Pancake said Friday the fifth home will be built not in an area city, but in the county jurisdictions – off Airport Road, as a matter of fact.

“I’m very excited to say that our new build will be the home of Larecia and Shane Laney,” Pancake said. “It will be our first build out in the county, and we were lucky enough to receive a very generous donation of some property in the Airport Road area.”

Pancake said as soon as the property’s survey is completed, site prep work will begin.

“Just because there isn’t a lot of activity being seen in regards to Habitat, it doesn’t mean that things are at a standstill,” he said. “Work is being completed on the fourth Habitat home, which is located in Andalusia, and things are moving along already on the next build.”

While Pancake didn’t give specific dates for the next build, he said that he hopes to complete the current Habitat build within the next two weeks.

Crews have installed the flooring and cabinets in Tammy Taylor’s home at the intersection of College and Oak streets.

“We’ve still got to install the shoe molding and the vent hood has to be installed,” Pancake said. “Once that’s done, the insulation can be blown in the attic. I expect construction to be finished pretty quickly.”

Pancake said a dedication will be held sometime next month.