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Request to remove 176 Rennick Road from Heritage Register withdrawn

The request to remove 176 Rennick Road from the Heritage Register of Burlington historical properties has been withdrawn. The Sept. 11 Planning & Development Committee heard that the property has recently sold, and the new owners wish to keep the property on the register.

Staff had recommended retaining the property on the register because of its heritage value.

To learn more about this property read the staff report and attachments:

My Take: I’m delighted the new owners will retain the property on the register. I hope they will consider formal designation of the property as heritage under the Ontario Heritage Act. Among other benefits, owners of designated properties can apply for a property tax rebate, and for renovation grants. These programs are offered in recognition of the extra costs of maintaining older properties, and the shared community benefit of preserving historic properties.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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