Fate of his­toric Al­bert St. build­ing in limbo

The Goderich Signal-Star - - HISTORY - Jus­tine Alkema Clin­ton News Record

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.

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