A 1940’s home in the Queen City will remain standing after Regina City Council ruled on the property’s future on Monday night.
The vintage residence has a litany of problems including mold and asbestos.
The owners bought the house as a fixer, but after estimated repair costs mounted, they decided to apply to demolish.
Councillor Bob Hawkins says the house was on the heritage holding list when purchased.
That means the City considers the home to have potential architectural or historical heritage value.
Hawkins says this is a warning to people buying historic homes on this list; that they shouldn’t assume council will allow them to knock them down.
With the refusal, Council will decide whether the house will be put on another list, which would extend full heritage protection.
This has only been done twice without the permission of the homeowner.
The City offers incentives in form of tax relief to repair heritage status homes.
Council has committed to take a look at the heritage designation process starting right away.