|View from Major Hill Park|
Ottawa's MHC, the Built Heritage Sub-Committee has given a half-hearted okay to the current design, as meeting the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, yet added a lumpy camel list of conditions to the approval. There were a lot of letters from a lot of people expressing concern about the current iteration, with Heritage Ottawa leading the charge. The conditions include asking staff to continue to work with the applicant to change the design to include more stone and more detail drawn from the Chateau Laurier forms and details. Alex Bozikovic wrote in the weekend Globe and Mail advising acceptance of the design in its current form, yet stopped short of applause.