Stratford’s City Council has backed a proposal to demolish a portion of the Cooper Site building. The decision came last night while council was meeting as the Committee of the Whole.
Made by Mayor Dan Mathieson, it involves demolishing the fire ravaged section of the building. The Annex would be taken down at a later date, leaving 75,000 square feet of the building intact.
It also includes the removal of loose roof materials and of the white aluminum cladding. The date stone, which is part of the building’s heritage, would be maintained.
Stratford’s city councillors will now have to vote in favour of the plan while sitting as Regular Council in order for it to move forward. That’ll be on the agenda at next Monday night’s meeting.