Newest Historic Designation in McCauley
Mint Health + Drugs purchases building on Church Street.
City Council has designated the old Phyllis Grocery and former Black Cat Press building at 10631 96 Street as an historic property.
The new owner of the property is Mint Health + Drugs. This is a small, Alberta chain that began in Stony Plain and is owned by a partnership. The partners wish to restore the building to fit into the vision of historic Church Street. They are hoping to add to the community by providing a unique business. A discussion with a partner hinted at the possibility of another community garden along the side of the building.
When observing the shape of the southeast corner of that intersection, it will likely be an improvement on what is there at the moment. Located on the southeast corner of the intersection across from the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, the building has been in a state of disrepair for quite some time.
Initially, members of the McCauley Community League, the Friends of Church Street, and several others in the community were against changing the zoning on a residential building and expressed their views at a public hearing held by the City on May 25. However, the historic designation automatically changes the zoning for that property so that a business can be built there.
We will keep you updated as plans are solidified for the development on that corner.