Foundations are poured for new duplex townhouses being constructed next to the historic octagon-shaped house on McGill Street in Hawkesbury.

In March, 2020, Hawkesbury town council approved the severance of the vacant land from the property of the octagonal house at 517 McGill Street. Council then followed the approval process to permit Habitations Robert Inc. to build up to 24 townhouse units on the site.

As a result of the construction, two new driveways are being added from McGill Street.