March 7, 2014
March 4, 2014
Heritage Gem Empty Again (Winnipeg Sun Article)
March 3, 2014
Update March 4, 2014: St. Charles Owner Fights Heritage Label in Court Action
Update August 8, 2013: The owner of the St. Charles Hotel has complied with the bylaw, and the building is now up to code. Future plans for the building are still unknown, but the owner will retain ownership. Future updates will be posted on this page as the information is acquired.
Located at the northwest corner of Albert Street and Notre Dame Avenue, this three-storey structure was built in 1913. Since 2008, Heritage Winnipeg has been working with the hotel’s owner to help him redevelop the hotel, but the owner has not cooperated. Without a sprinkler system to protect it as part of the Vacant and Derelict Buildings bylaw, this building is at future risk, and Heritage Winnipeg has encouraged the city to take the property so that a new owner can convert the building into a successful heritage project that can once again function as an integral part of the Exchange District.
On May 27, 2013, the issue was taken back to the Standing Committee on Downtown Development, Heritage and Riverbank Management. Heritage Winnipeg spoke on behalf of the city taking the title and have put out, through CentreVenture Development Corporation, a public “Request for Proposal” to purchase and restore this heritage building.
February 28, 2014
February 21, 2014
The goal is to gather information on popular models used by other cities to create Heritage Districts and to propose a model that could be used in Winnipeg to begin creating Heritage Districts
The benefits of a Heritage Conservation District are:
- Protect and conserve an area's special and distinct cultural heritage resources
- Revitalization of an area
- Enhance community identity, pride and involvement
- A legacy for future generations
- Provide a consistent approach to protecting and enhancing those features that give an area its unique identity
- Potential for economic spin offs and tourism generation
This information was taken from the City of Winnipeg website. For further details, please click here