Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Report Knocks Seville Plan Down A Few Storeys

A woman walks past the facade of the abandoned Seville theatre on Ste. Catherine St. in Montreal in February 2009. The Gazette has learned Montreal’s public-consultation office wants developers revamping the old Seville site to preserve the remnants of the theatre. Photograph by: Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Developer asked to preserve remnants of historic theatre.

MONTREAL - Montreal’s public consultation office is giving a thumbs down to the height of a proposed 25-storey tower at Ste. Catherine and Lambert Closse Sts. and asking the developer behind the renewal of the decaying block of western downtown to find a way to conserve the remnants of the old Seville theatre.

But heritage activists wonder whether city hall will follow the recommendations or let the report to collect dust.

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