Comment 90313

By BeHappyAndCarryOn (anonymous) | Posted July 19, 2013 at 23:20:06 in reply to Comment 90152

Brinkmanship at the Gore: ACT II

Coucillor rushes back from holiday to once again save Heritage:
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/07/19/hamilton-gore-park-demolition.html

Cost of Props for the day: $1500

Leverage: 10 more floors

Impact: Huge win for Councillor and developer

Cause given: Miscommunication between city staff and developer ;)
between the company and city staff, said Farr."

We the people of Hamilton, eagerly say: Phew!! close call! our heritage was once again saved by the councillor's leadership.

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* "The appearance of construction fencing and demolition equipment on Friday morning came a week and a half after Farr announced the city had come to a compromise that would stave off demolition on the two properties"

* "However, Councillors Jason Farr and Brian McHattie pulled together a hurried meeting with city officials and representatives from Wilson Blanchard, the company that owns the buildings, on Friday afternoon to discuss the issue.

* "The development group has agreed to move the bulldozer from the site and not move forward with any exterior demolition," said Jason Farr, councillor for Ward 2.

* "Wilson Blanchard's move to tear down the building was the result of "a miscommunication"



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