Fate of historic Albert St. building in limbo
Progressions have been few and far between regarding the historic building on Albert Street just north of the Highways 4 and 8 intersection in Clinton. The downtown building suffered three consecutive fires late last August.
No decision has yet been made on the fate of the building, although the fence blocking the sidewalk will be removed in the near future, said Central Huron Clerk BrendaMcIsaac.
The fencing can be moved as the front of the building has been secured; the sidewalk was fenced off as parts of the front of the building were deemed too unstable, possibly putting pedestrians walking by at risk. However those remedial repairs have been completed.
Of concern now, as has been from the start, is the damaged roof ’s ability or lack thereof to handle heavy snow.
Theissue is in the hands of the building owners and insurance companies who are still working through legal issues regarding the fire. One reason the issue has been prolonged is due to the arson investigation.