The hostel open date is projected for the end of 2013. Phase 1 of the renovations are underway to stabilize the exterior of the building. This phase includes window and masonry repairs and plugging up leaks.
Phase 2 will convert the interior of the building to a 50 bed hostel with dorms rooms, kitchen, laundry, reception area and a large common room. However, Phase 2 is not fully funded! See below if you would like to make a tax deductible contribution.
The roof of the building offers exciting possibilities for the future for additional renovations including a 360 degree view of historic Richmond and would be a great space for social activities.(pictures below)