Chilliwack's heritage was offered free of charge


CTV Vancouver

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 18:01 PST

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 19:05 PST

The Chilliwack's 125-year-old home is available free of charge, but it is catching.

2,000 square meters of property, known as the Kipp Retirement Home or Paisley House, are on land that the owner wants to convert into multi-family development.

Instead of immediately demolishing the building, the owner offers it free of charge – provided that the new owner can pay to move to a new land.

"I believe that the offer was $ 48,000, depending on the circumstances, somewhere between $ 45,000 and $ 55,000," said Ryan Anderson of OTG Developments.

But this price is only to raise the house and move it. There are additional fees for removing utility lines that hinder the progress of the house while moving.

But people in the community hope that the home can be solved.

"The Kipp family is a very important family in Chilliwack because it is one of the families who have developed a large area," says Laura Reid and Chilliwack.

The company hopes that the city will offer financial or other incentives for developers to preserve homes, such as the home for pensioners Kipp.

"Our opinion is that this figure contributes to the desire to live in a new community that is in the background of its past," said Reid.


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