Comment 92128

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 13, 2013 at 10:14:14 in reply to Comment 92127

The wording of the link I just posted is interesting. It implies to me that council has the power to create a bylaw that puts a moratorium on demolitions without having to go through historical designation processes per-address.

If this is the case, we could be recognizing that the existence of buildings is economically important as a separate consideration from heritage value. In other words, we could have a bylaw that says you can't demolish buildings downtown. We have the power... why don't we use it?


Section 33 of The Planning Act, provides that a municipality may by By-law designate any area within the municipality wherein a By-law prescribing standards of maintenance and occupancy is in force as an area of demolition control;


the City of Hamilton is the lawful successor to the former Municipalities identified in Section 1.7 of By-law 05-200;


it was desirable to enact Demolition Control of residential properties for the City;


Property Standards By-law No. 03-117, prescribing standards of maintenance and occupancy was enacted on the 14th day of May, 2003 and is in force in the City of Hamilton;


the Council of the City of Hamilton enacts as follows:

Comment edited by seancb on 2013-09-13 10:17:21

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