What is old will be new again.
Whitehorse has awarded a contract to restore three of the city’s heritage buildings in Shipyards Park.
These buildings will be returned, as closely as possible, to their original appearance.
At least one of the buildings has seen several additions. These will be removed.
The extensive plans for the buildings include stabilizing and restoration work on the interiors.
New foundations must be built and deteriorated structural and weatherproofing materials will be replaced.
Doors and windows will also be replaced or restored and a sprinkler and alarm system will be placed in each building.
The two larger buildings will be retrofitted with plumbing and connected to the city’s water and sewer lines.
And all three buildings will be serviced with electricity.
The work is scheduled to begin sometime in May and should be completed by the end of September.
The project is expected to cost $417,000 and was awarded to Grey Wolf Builders Inc.
According to city administration, Grey Wolf has experience working on similar challenging projects.
Funding for the restoration will come from the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund.
The city hopes the effort will contribute to the development of Whitehorse’s cultural tourism base and demonstrate its commitment to heritage. (CO)