Non-profit seeks contractors to transform Presbyterian Community Care Center into housing

The Presbyterian Community Care Center, closed several years ago, is scheduled to get a major makeover beginning in June but the non-profit spearheading the project needs sub-contractors. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – A project to transform Presbyterian Community Care Center into 56 affordable rental units is still on track to begin this summer.

The $16 million project, spearheaded by Northwest Housing Alternatives, is slated to kick off in June, said Clayton Crowhurst, the housing developer for the organization.

Crowhurst said LMC Construction, a Portland-area firm, will be the general contractor.

Crowhurst said the emphasis now is to recruit local sub-contractors.

“I’d like as much money as possible to stay in the county or the region,” said Crowhurst.

Outside contractors typically cost more because of drive time . . .