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The semi-detached house located at 24 Juniper could be approved for demolition during the next Comité sur les demandes de démolition (CDD) meeting on September 26. The house, built in 1970, has no heritage value and is not on the 2008 built heritage list. The demolition is supported by the Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable (SUDD).

As the structure is semi-detached, there are two residential homes in the single-story structure.

Only one residence is currently occupied. According to the municipal evaluation, the building is worth $158,200, while the property is worth $201,600.

The owner of the property had an evaluation done of the house and the company that did the analysis estimated the cost for restoration at $378,550. The analysis also states that the building is old; they spotted cracks in the foundation; the basement is not adequately insulated; and, the roof is in need of repair.

The owner proposes to demolish the building and clear the land in order to subdivide the property into two lots. The proposed plan includes the construction of a modern two-storey single-family dwelling on each of the subdivided lots. The proposed houses have a more modern design that does not match the other homes in the neighbourhood.

The public notice of the demolition request was published on September 9. Residents have 10 days from publication to oppose the demolition. After the initial 10 days, within 30 days of the CDD’s decision, any citizens of a legal entity on the Gatineau territory can request a review of the decision by the Municipal Council. This request costs $122.50.

Those who wish to address the CDD about the demolition request for 24 Juniper must present themselves at the meeting on September 26 at 4:30 pm in Salle Mont-Bleu on the first floor of the Maison du Citoyen at 25 rue Laurier.

Photo: Photo of the proposed use for the property if the demolition gets approved.

Photo credit: City of Gatineau

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