Revelstoke city hall to be white after rehabilitation project

Revelstoke city hall to be white after rehabilitation project

The building was built in 1939 and later covered in stucco

Revelstoke City Hall will be white with black trim after the coming refurbishment project.

At their May 12 meeting, council approved a development permit to fix the exterior of city hall.

“The project consists of selective demolition of existing cement stucco wall systems on concrete walls to facilitate wet sand blasting and repair of concrete surfaces,” reads the staff report.

The front stairs will also be replaced as well as some window assemblies.

Built in 1939, as both a fire department and city hall, it was one of the first modernist civic buildings outside a major urban area in the province.

Originally presenting its concrete base that was eventually replaced with stucco, city staff looked into returning the building to its original finish, however, due to existing damage to the concrete underneath, restoration of the building is not possible.

The current project will see the concrete rehabilitated and the stucco replaced with an Exterior Insulated Finish System that will match the historic color scheme.

“I am excited to see it kind of looking like it did back in 1939,” said Mayor Gary Sulz, adding that he was looking forward to the energy efficiency benefits of the chosen finish system.

READ MORE: Revelstoke to rehabilitate city hall built in 1930s

Some of the exterior landscape features will be removed during construction and replaced upon completion and the building will remain open during construction.

The project is partially funded with a $200,000 grant from the Columbia Basin Trust.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

City Hall

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

A historic photo of Revelstoke City Hall. Photo from Stocks Studio. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

A historic photo of Revelstoke City Hall. Photo from Stocks Studio. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Just Posted

Revelstoke Search and Rescue is one of the busiest teams in B.C. (Submitted)
Busy day for Revelstoke SAR with 3 rescue calls on Boulder Mountain

The organisation is reminding people to dail it back and play safe

Revelstoke competing last year in Mont St Anne, Quebec. (Submitted)
Revelstoke Nordic skiers head to Finland for World Championships

It’s the first race of the season for the Canadian athletes

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons. File photo.
MP Morrison calls Keystone XL permit cancellation ‘devastating news’

Kootenay-Columbia MP reacts to the Conservative Party’s removal of a controversial Ontario MP

Interior Health reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in the region Jan. 20, 2021 and three additional deaths. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
95 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, two deaths

Another member of Vernon’s Noric House has passed

(Pixabay photo)
Black Press Weekly Roundup: Top headlines of the week

In case you missed it, here’s what made waves throughout the week

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speaks during a daily briefing in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
31 cases of COVID-19 variants detected in Canada: Health officials

Dr. Theresa Tam made announces 13 more variant COVID-19 cases in Canada

Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)
Tempers fly over a pricey picnic shelter in the North Westside

Lack of detail on $121,000 shelter expenditure further incites self-govenance wishes

Big White Village on Dec. 16. (Big White photo)
11 more COVID-19 cases linked to Big White cluster

Interior Health provided an update on the cluster on Friday

Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week file photo)
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital surgical unit

Despite 6 South being a surgical unit, RIH said surgeries are continuing at the hospital

Daily COVID-19 cases reported to each B.C. health region, to Jan. 20, 2021. Island Health in blue, Northern Health green, Interior Health orange, Vancouver Coastal in red and Fraser Health in purple. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate stays stable with 508 cases Friday

Vaccine delivered to more than 110,000 high-risk people

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
‘It’s incredibly upsetting’: Kelowna health care worker demands WestJet ticket refund

Kelowna woman has been waiting almost a year for a refund on her Kelowna to Edmonton flight

The District of Saanich’s communications team decided to take part in a viral trend on Thursday and photoshopped U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders into a staff meeting photo. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
Bernie Sanders makes guest appearance municipal staff meeting in B.C.

Vancouver Island firefighters jump on viral trend of photoshopped U.S. senator

Most Read