Developer waiting for approval to remedy ‘lost portion’ of collapsed Welland condos

Developer waiting for approval to remedy ‘lost portion’ of collapsed Welland condos

The developer behind a Welland condominium building that had two partial collapses eight days apart in February is waiting for approval to go ahead with the next steps in remediation.

An application with the city has been made for what Joyce Morocco, a contracted spokesperson for Evertrust Development, called a rebuild permit.

This will “encompass the rebuild of the lost portion of the building as well as any reinforcing as needed throughout the building,” said Morocco.

She said more than a week ago a ground cleanup at Upper Vista Welland had been completed but did not respond Tuesday to a request for more information on what other work has taken place since a stop work order was lifted March 8.

Morocco said a “rebuild permit” does not mean the developer is starting over on the building, but that the “project is being extensively reviewed by multiple engineers and all necessary