City Council voted to approve the compromise plan supported by Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr to demolish the existing buildings at 18 to 28 King Street East in Gore Park, retain the facades of the buildings of the two buildings at 18 and 22. Hughson Business Space Corporation is planning to redevelop the site into a mix of commercial and residential uses. Here's the full replay of Tuesday's debate:
Hamilton's Municipal Heritage Committee's April 2016 meeting will include a delegation from Wilson-Blanchard pitching their plans for the demolition of the Gore Buildings at 18-28 King Street East and the rebuilding of the facade of two of the buildings at 18 - 22 King Street East.
The Heritage Committee will be asked to make a recommendation to City Council in regards to the proposal.
Ward Two Councillor Jason Farr and developer Wilson Blanchard have reached an agreement to demolish two and rebuild the facades of the other two historic buildings facing Gore Park at 18 to 28 King Street East in Downtown Hamilton.