Proposed Heritage Maintenance Policy
On Wednesday, April 26, City Council debated a proposed Heritage Maintenance Policy. The policy is designed to allow the city to inspect properties on the Heritage Inventory and to recommend maintenance work to ensure the longevity of our heritage assets. The inspection only includes the character-defining elements on the facade of the building and items like foundations, roofs, and other factors that ensure the building remains solid. The policy also sets requirements for owners of vacant heritage buildings to protect heritage assets from the elements. Unfortunately, some heritage property owners known for leaving their vacant buildings unprotected from the elements, object to the requirements.
This is Heritage Regina’s presentation to City Council in support of the policy. (http://heritageregina.ca/…/Heritage-Regina_-_Phase-2…) We are happy to report that the policy was passed in a vote of 9 in favour and only 1 councilor, Ms. Nelson, opposed.
We will post a link to the complete Heritage Maintenance Policy when it is made available by the city.