If the heritage community were to dream ahead to the next decade what ‘would some of the dream projects be? They would consist of finding new uses for our landmark buildings and developing the necessary public support mechanisms to make these projects economically feasible. . it

1. Music at the Met

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra purchases the Metropolitan Theatre and renovates it as its own musical performance hall.

2. EDCentre at the Free Press A

An adult education centre providing space for the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Red River Community College, the Winnipeg Adult Education Centre and private educational institutions.

3. Business Incubators

Empty buildings like the Mitchell Copp, Ryan Block, and Newmac could function as start-up locations for new service and professional and possibly small retail businesses. New businesses would get free rent and basic office services for 6 months after which rents would gradually increase. Selected warehouse and industrial operations would also be eligible.

4. New Life for the Princess St. Victorians

The five oldest contiguous buildings in Winnipeg at 146 to 164 Princess St. would be revitalized for a combination of housing on upper floors and civic offices at the ground floor.

5. Civic Offices at the Royal Tower

The Royal Tower, Winnipeg oldest skyscraper located immediately south of the City Hall precinct would be renovated for civic offices.

6. Enterprise Zones and Tax Incentives

Portions of streets like Portage Ave, North Main St., and the Exchange District would see reduced property and business taxes and start-up grants to locate or expand existing businesses. Additional incentives would be available for heritage buildings.

7. The Ogilvie Grain Centre

The Ogilvie Flour Mill would be rehabilitated as a mixed use grain theme centre providing, a museum, grain restaurant, industrial space and community space.

8. North Main Rehabilitation Corporation

A combination of the above incentives and initiatives would see the rehabilitation of buildings to retail, new businesses, education, training, health care, counselling and housing.

9. Preferential Leasing Policy A The three levels of government would be required to implement a preferential leasing policy for all new office and related needs which would be accommodated

in heritage buildings.

10. Leland Hotel The conversion of this building to elderly persons housing and/or civic offices would help moderate the negative effect of this building on the Exchange District.