Heritage Kitchener resumes meetings (virtually) at 4pm, August 4th. Included in the agenda is the consideration of applications for the demolition of two properties in our Heritage District, 50-52 Weber St and 56 Weber St W. Written comments can be submitted via Sarah Goldrup at Sarah.Goldrup@Kitchener.ca Written comments will be circulated prior to the meeting and will form part of the public record. Request for participation electronically in the meeting by contacting Sarah Goldrup. Delegates must register by 4:00p.m. on the business day prior to the meeting [Friday, July 31].
The staff report and Heritage Permit Applications can be seen at:
The slightly revised Heritage Impact Assessment can be seen at:
The Heritage District Plan is available at https://www.kitchener.ca/…/DSD_PLAN_HeritagePlanCivicCentre…
Following is the public review process of a Heritage Permit Application requiring Council approval. The public is permitted to submit comments, observe or speak before each decision-making body:
|Completed||Heritage Impact Assessment review at Heritage Kitchener|
Tues., Aug. 4th
|Heritage Permit Application review at Heritage Kitchener (via videoconferencing). Heritage Kitchener makes a recommendation to Council.|
Mon., Aug. 10th
|Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee (PSIC) makes a decision on the HPA|
Mon., Aug. 24th
|Council considers PSIC’s report and votes on the HPA|
T. Wagner says
The answer should be a resounding NO!! He [the landord] should be made to put the properties back into some sort of decent state and if not, should sell the properties. Oh wait, the comments made by the developers at one of the meetings was-we have put so much into this!] why not use those funds for property maintenance. If the other 2 large properties on that side of Weber can be cleaned up, namely the Wales apartments and the building beside that now painted a beautiful yellow, why not these also. He [the so called developer] will no doubt be responsible for the ruin of one of the finest examples of an arts and crafts building in the entire city. Had that property been made available for sale on the open market someone with a love for that building would have purchased it and taken good care of it. Heritage should be viewed with respect and we have already destroyed much of ours. Are we going to continue to do so?