Let the Gas Works building go
I have called both the province and the city several times over the past few years about the lack of progress with the development of the Gas Works site on Twelfth Street.
The city’s website has not updated any information about this former industrial site since 2009. My understanding is that the province is not willing to undertake decontamination of the site if the city insists on keeping the crumbling, red brick building because it will be too costly. Many years ago when the community was consulted, they opted to keep the building. Perhaps if the community had known that the development of the site would come to a complete standstill if they chose to keep the building they would forgo it and allow the site to revitalize the lower Twelfth Street area.
Why let this eyesore stand in the way of progress?
The transformation of the Gas Works site will be the catalyst that this area needs. The city needs to let the community know about the situation and have another questionnaire.