A consultant’s Heritage Assessment for the Downtown Hamilton building which housed the Kresge department store is now being reviewed by City staff.
Steve Robichaud, Director of Planning, updated the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee on Thursday on 43-51 King Street East (Hamilton).
He says staff are reviewing the report, which they received late Friday, March 10. It is expected the staff report and recommendations to the Heritage Committee will be presented at the April 20 Heritage meeting.
Robichaud updated the Committee on the developer’s, LIUNA and Hi-Rise Group, application for a demolition permit.
Once the developer disconnects the natural gas utility, the City will issue the demolition permit for the site. The developer has maintained gas to the building for heating; in full compliance with the City’s vacant building bylaw requirements.
In January, the developer’s agent spoke to the Heritage Committee and committed to preserving the front facade pending the heritage review process.
Council can weight in on the development during Tuesday’s Council Planning Committee meeting, when they must vote on the minutes of the February Heritage Committee minutes.