Laura Mueller, www.yourottawaregion.com
GLEBE - Heritage Ottawa says the city should be embarrassed about being on the losing side of a hearing about heritage conservation at Lansdowne Park.
The heritage group objected to the city's decision to move the Hortoculture building to another location on the Lansdowne site to make way for an Empire cinema and an underground parking garage. The heritage designation on the 1914-era building had to be stripped in order to make the move possible, and that's where Heritage Ottawa drew the line.
The Ontario Conservation Review Board agreed.
During a hearing at Centrepointe Theatre from April 18 to 22, the board found that the city's case for lifting and moving the Horticulture Building is built on "transient, project specific and insufficient grounds."