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Council Highlights July 25, 2016

Historic designation begins for Burns Block

City Council approved the first step in the process of designating the Burns Block (Shanghai building) at 610-3rd Ave. S. as a historic municipal resource. The Burns Block was built in 1911 by Patrick Burns & Co. to accommodate the Main Meat Market butcher shop. It is valuable for its association with the commercial development of Lethbridge. The building has housed a variety of professional offices and commercial ventures, including accounting and real estate services and the Remington Typewriter Company among others.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That the City Clerk send a Notice of Intent to the designate as required under the Historical Resources Act to the owners of 610 – 3 Avenue South (Burns Block) – Duck GIM Buildings Ltd. and that a Designation Bylaw be prepared by the City Solicitor for City Council’s consideration after the required sixty days’ notice has expired.

J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker

None
Absent: C. Spearman

Future direction for Royal View neighbourhood approved

​City Council approved a new Area Structure Plan (ASP) providing the framework for the long-term development of the Royal View area in north Lethbridge. Royal View spans approximately 395 hectares north of the current Lethbridge neighbourhoods of Legacy Ridge, Hardieville and Blackwolf.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That the City of Lethbridge adopt the Royal View Area Structure Plan

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
None
Absent: J. Coffman, C. Spearman