Could it be the system worked?

For a few hours this morning this space hosted a post where I held APM’s feet to the fire for stating that it was going to “preserve” the Kays Building under the guise of effectively demolishing it.

Apparently while that was the plan as recently as two weeks ago, the plans have changed, and I’m now told that the application that will go to Heritage Board for review tomorrow afternoon is of an actual preservation of the building, inside and out.

If this plays out as it’s been described to me, this is tremendous news.

We must remain vigilant, of course, as the old propose one thing and do another has been pulled by developers in this neighbourhood before.

But I have confidence — or at least hope — that the City of Charlottetown will exact sufficient assurances and guarantees from APM that we’ll end up with a valuable heritage resource maintained.

Kudos to Councillor Rob Lantz for alerting me to the error of my indignation, to the City of Charlottetown and CADC to guiding APM to this course and, as much as it pains me to say so, to APM for acting out of character and doing the right thing.


Tim Banks's picture
Tim Banks on June 14, 2012 - 04:33

Thanks for correcting this.

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on June 14, 2012 - 15:59

Next time you have to retract a post, it might be nice to preserve the URL and add a note about what had been posted there and why it was removed.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on June 14, 2012 - 16:34

That’s what I’ll do in future. In this case I was handcuffed by the fact that I was on the road all day, so the post got “retracted” from my Nokia Lumia 800 in the lobby of Metro Credit Union. We live in the future, but it seems the future is afflicted with tiny screens that make it hard to actually do useful things.

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