Heritage Consulting, Heritage Façade Design, Project Management
The town of Maple Creek, in the Southeast corner of Saskatchewan, sits just off the Trans Canada highway and serves as the gateway to the beautiful Cypress Hills and Fort Walsh. Like many prairie towns, Maple Creek’s downtown had started to deteriorate but a flood in 2010 served as a catalyst for revitalization. Shortly after, Maple Creek was accepted as a pilot community in the Main Street Saskatchewan program, which was a provincial program that assisted communities in revitalizing their downtown cores. Thanks to some wonderful incentives passed by the town council, Maple Creek had many business owners interested in revitalization, but they were hesitant to proceed without having construction estimates. We created detailed façade redevelopment drawings for the Daily Grind / Cobblestone Creek Building, BC Café Building, Salvation Army Building, and Home Hardware Building. The resulting façade redevelopments have changed the feel of downtown Maple Creek and the Daily Grind building was awarded the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Award for Heritage Preservation.