at 33647 Saint Olaf ave , V4x1t6
Heritage building. Residential.
Built in 1904, balloon framing, post and pier foundation. Old building, fantastic bones and presence. This statuesque reminder of years gone by, is on a small rural street, in the heart of farming country, in Abbotsford, Matsqui Village, BC.
Waiting on engineers, last stage drawings, and filing of liability agreements ...... Then onto permits! The Hotel Renovation Timeline is anyone's guess now :) the closer we get to an October/November possible start date, the more we're thinking... Wait till spring???? Thoughts??
Now that the DVP passed we are onto the next waiting game, completing our limited liability agreement between the city and ourselves. Who knows the timeline of this Restoration at this point!? One step at a time :) at least they're all positive steps!
Does anyone in Abbotsford BC, live in a Heritage home/building? Tell us about it!!!
It was unanimous! We are allowed to build up to and slightly over the city property line! Restoring the front of this old place is going to be a blast!
Final city council hearing regarding the balcony renovation tomorrow evening! Here's hoping!
The city council meeting to pass the DVP for the hotel front facade renovation is on July 7th! Yay! We've also been asked to have the hotel registered with the Abbotsford Heritage Registry, Yay or nay???
Today we got news that the Board of Variance process, will have to actually be a Development Variance process, contrary to the city planning departments first request. Went in and paid 500.00 more (as the second process is more expensive) and resubmitted everything. This will push the hotel project timeline back a month or two as it has to go before city council now.... Bummer.
Had the architect and our contractor out today! Fun day of planning! Looking forward to the drawings.
Just recieved our letter of support from The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, for the front facade Reno on The Matsqui Hotel!!! https://www.facebook.com/TheReachGalleryMuseum
The Matsqui Hotel is getting a site Survey done today! Not much exists on file at Abbotsford City Hall, in regard to this old building. Using the Microfiche for old documents didn't bring up much property information. One step closer to putting the front facade back to original on this place!
Thank you to the city engineer/inspector today who changed his mind and came back, after he had left, to rethink needing another survey. He actually drove back, and approved the footings we had, off of the original survey. After waiting for 1 year plus, it's nice to know that someone went the extra mile to make progress happen! I don't think that happens very often. :)
Counting down the days until the renovation start!
What colour do you think the Matsqui hotel originally was? The old black and white photos don't offer an exact answer of course. Ideas?
The Renovation start date is February 2015.
The decision has been made, the renovation is on hold until 2015. We will tune you all in again once we break ground next year.