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Giving historic buildings new life can be a profitable investment for developers and deliver many benefits to communities. However, these projects can present unique challenges compared to new builds.

Adaptive Reuse: The Ingredients for Successfully Redeveloping Historic Buildings webinars will provide valuable insights and advice for navigating the financial, regulatory and technical requirements for the successful redevelopment of a historic building.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021: Adaptive Reuse – The Developer’s Perspective - Registration is now closed

Topics: Identifying viable projects, financing, regulatory considerations, construction challenges.
Presenter: Ross Keith, founder of Nicor Group, a Regina-based property development and management firm with a large portfolio of redeveloped historic buildings.

Thursday, February 25, 2021: Adaptive Reuse and Building Codes - Registration is now closed

Topic: Satisfying code requirements and preserving a building's heritage features.
Presenters: Murray Fischer, Building Safety Manager, City of Brandon; Brant Hryhorczuk, Heritage Building Conservation Officer, Heritage Conservation Branch.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Adaptive Reuse – The Municipality's Role

Topics: Community benefits of adaptive reuse, municipal tools for supporting adaptive reuse.
Presenter: Michael Ruus, Director of Planning and Development, Cape Breton Regional Municipality; former General Manager of Planning and Growth Development, City of Swift Current.

Thursday, March 4, 2021: Adaptive Reuse – Archaeological Considerations

Topic: Protection and commemoration of archaeological materials found in association with historic buildings should be considered in reuse planning and management.
Presenters: Kim Cloutier, Archaeologist; Lorna Dmyterko, Provincial Archaeology Inventory Specialist; Tom Richards, Senior Archaeologist, Heritage Conservation Branch.

Registration Information

Cost: Free
Webinar times: Noon - 1 p.m. CST

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Important Notes:

  • Pre-registration is required. Participants may register for as many webinars as they plan to attend.
  • The webinars are accredited for professional development credits from the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance and the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute.
  • The webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and registrations will be limited. Links and instructions for accessing the webinars will be emailed to registrants.

For contact info section: Heritage Conservation Branch at 306-787-2817 or historic.places@gov.sk.ca.

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