Earlier in the year, I updated the community regarding plans for the future of the Bradley-Craig barn. As residents may be aware, there was substantial discussion regarding the barn two years ago when the owner, Richcraft Group of Companies, requested permission from the City for the barn to be relocated to Saunders Farm within a two-year timeframe. That did not come to pass, however, Richcraft announced their plans late last month to secure a tenant to maintain the barn in its present location. With this news, concerns remained regarding the structural integrity of the barn.
Now, I am happy to share that Richcraft will be completing the necessary work to sustain the barn. Richcraft understands how important this landmark is to us and over the past couple of years I have worked alongside the City’s Heritage Department and the company to ensure its historical significance is respected.
The majority of the deficiencies identified by By-Law Services as per the City’s Property Standards By-Law have now been addressed, however, as they were not addressed within the required timelines, at a legal hearing earlier this week, Richcraft plead guilty to the charges and agreed to pay a fine of $1600.
It is important to note that whether or not the barn will be re-painted remains under review.
I will continue to update residents with new information as I receive it. If you have some ideas or contacts that you think might be a good fit, please reach out to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca. Thank you.