Two builders have agreed to restore three historic structures on the Bose Farm as part of huge developments on the property.

Two builders have agreed to restore three historic structures on the Bose Farm as part of huge developments on the property.

Huge developments on Bose Farm inch forward

Two builders plan to restore six of the historic buildings on the Cloverdale property

Two massive developments on the Bose Farm have appeared before city’s heritage watchdog in the last two months for review of builders’ plans to rescue historic buildings on the site.

John Rempel is building 253 apartments on the west side of the site, while the Platinum Group is working to construct 80 homes and 114 townhomes on the east side of the property.

Both developers are planning to save three heritage buildings, one of which is 114 years old.

In February, the city’s Heritage Advisory Commission (HAC) reviewed a plan by Platinum Development to build 80 single family dwellings and 114 townhomes on the property at 16420 64 Ave.

Platinum’s plan includes rezoning the property from agricultural to residential for up to 15 units per acre.

The development scheme also calls for the rescue of three heritage buildings on the property, including one of the farmhouses, a barn and a milk cooling shed.

Due to the precarious condition of the farmhouse, the builder will be pulling it down and restoring it, using historically accurate materials, according to minutes from the HAC meeting.

And the shed from the site will be repurposed as a single-car garage on the same lot on the reconstructed farmhouse.

According to the minutes of the meeting, the commission liked the concept and that the developer was “heritage friendly.”

The HAC wanted the applicant to prepare and implement an interpretation program for the site. Some membersĀ  also expressed concern that the calf barn wouldn’t be readily visible from the street.

Then on March 28, John Rempel brought forward his plan to save three structures, including a farmhouse, the dairy building and 1936 barn. He was at the HAC in March looking to amend his agreement to restore only the 1936 barn, not the more recent additions.

The Rempel application could be back before council as soon as April 26.

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