During the one-year waiting period, the applicant and the Commission will make a good faith effort to find an alternative use for the building that will result in its preservation. The owner will cooperate with the Commission by providing reasonable access to the structure. Alternatives to demolition include, but are not limited to:
- Incorporation of the building into the future development of the site
- Adaptive reuse of the building
- Utilization of financial incentives to rehabilitate the building
- Seeking a new owner willing to purchase and preserve, restore or rehabilitate the building
- Moving or relocating the building
The owner is responsible for properly securing the building, if vacant, to the satisfaction of the Inspector of Buildings. Should the owner fail to secure the building to the satisfaction of the Inspector of Buildings, the subsequent destruction of such building through any cause, which destruction could have been prevented by the required security measures, is considered a demolition in violation of the Bylaw.