(PHOTO: The Bradley-Craig barn, under freshly-fallen snow. Photo by Rob Hambly.)
Richcraft appeared in court on Thursday to answer to violations of the City’s Property Standards Bylaw relating to the upkeep of the Bradley-Craig barn on Hazeldean Road. The company pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined $1,600.
The house and barn continue to be on a City of Ottawa “watch list” for heritage buildings at risk called the “Vacant and Boarded-up Designated Heritage Buildings”. That list is being monitored by a group called the Heritage Matters Task Force, chaired by Mayor Jim Watson and made up of senior city staff and stakeholders. (Boyd House at 173 Huntmar is also on the watch list.)
City staff proactively assesses heritage buildings on the list to identify possible cases of “demolition by neglect”, and to ensure that owners are complying with property standards bylaws. Residents can also report any concerns about the condition of heritage buildings, including Bradley-Craig farm, by calling 311.