Heritage status under review

On Friday, Heritage Regina and Save Our Connaught joined forces to co-nominate Connaught School for provincial heritage status. The school has provincial heritage significance and deserves protection, said Heritage Regina president J. William Brennan. At the same time, the City of Regina is considering municipal status, tentatively scheduled for discussion by the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee on June 7 at noon at City Hall.

The estimated time for a renovation option is variously listed in the Stage One facility report as anywhere from 10 to 30 months, while a new build is stated at 16 to 20 months.

Provincial Heritage Status Nomination Package

Municipal Heritage Status Nomination Package

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  1. Anderson

     /  May 27, 2014

    This is incorrect. The Stage One submission by P3A says a renovation construction period is 30 months, close to double a new build. Both take similar design time, so you are looking at at least a year longer for a renovation and restoration, and given the significant issues with the building probably longer. You should be honest with the community, mis-information like this does not help those with children at the school make informed decisions.

    • On checking, the executive summary states, “A renovation would require the students be relocated for a minimum of 10 months and likely two school years.” This puts it in the range of or slightly less than a new build. Elsewhere there’s mention of 11 to 12 months. Suffice to say that the timing is unclear and inconsistent, probably not helped by lack of structural testing to confirm what needs to be done. We found the page where your information came from (up to 30 months) and wording in the article has been clarified to reflect what the full stated range is in the document, from low to high. Thank you for your comment.


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