photo submitted The District of Coldstream wants to maintain the house in Sovereign Park as a caretaker’s residence.

Home won’t be demolished

A Coldstream heritage home will live to see another day.

Municipal council is looking at moving ahead with upgrades to the residence in Sovereign Park, which was constructed possibly in the ‘20s.

“We see a value in the structure,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.

It’s proposed that $15,000 be spent on drainage and waterproofing the foundation.

A mold and asbestos assessment will also be conducted of the building.

District staff have identified a number of upgrades that are required to make the house habitable, and they could ultimately cost about $100,000.

The other option put before council was to demolish the structure for about $30,000, plus the removal of hazardous materials.

The plan is to maintain the home as a residence for the park caretaker.

“It helps with surveillance — it’s a presence,” said Garlick.

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