Pointe Claire Pioneer Bar demolition on hold again!
Pioneer Bar demolition – It seemed like a long shot, but strong citizen opposition towards the Pioneer Bar demolition in the Pointe Claire Village have seen them beat the odds – and they have done so quite significantly. Yesterday October 2nd 2018, the City of Pointe Claire announced that the plans put forth by the developer, who bought the building and declared their intention to tear it down, eliminate the parking lot behind it and replace it with a condominium project – has been put on hold again.
Last August, the City Demolition Council gave the developers preliminary approval for their plans – but requested they revise parts of the structure so that it would fit in more with the style and charm of the Village. Upon studying the revisions submitted, they ruled that more modifications were required and further public consultations will need to take place together with the Société pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Pointe-Claire.
City council gave the developer five months to come up with another plan to replace the Pioneer. In the meantime, the Demolition Permit was allowed to remain in force – but it will expire next March if no replacement project has been accepted.
The announcement was met with a standing ovation by those who have opposed the project from the start.