|Le Breton Hall in 2011|
|Latest site conditions map - with slopes, views, trees|
A tour of the property is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m.The focus presumably will be on the possibilities for the park, but don't let them get away without talking about Le Breton's proposed demolition! The matter was pulled from Council last week, but it will reappear on the agenda for Monday the 14th.
Signs will be posted at the corner of Reed Road and Old Strong Road SE directing people where to park for the tour.
The estimated cost to "deconstruct" the building is now $250,000, up from the original estimate of $50,000 merely to "weatherize" the building for TBD future uses. The current estimate to weatherize it has also increased:
As due diligence was completed, it was found that the cost to secure and weatherize the building will cost $190,000, mainly due to unforeseen problems with the roof and gutter system....The Seller is willing to absorb $90,000 ($250,000 less $160,000) of the cost of the deconstruction of the LeBreton building in exchange for additional Earnest Money.There's no outright discussion, however, on why it is preferable to spend $250,000 for demolition and not $190,000 on preservation. This is assumed, not proved or argued.
(For previous discussions of Le Breton, the proposed park, see notes tagged Lindburg Green.)