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Waterloo City Council approves development agreement to rehab vacant structure

Posted by CC on January 9th, 2008 7:00 pm

On Monday, January 7, the Waterloo City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Mako Waterloo Corporation to redevelop the historic Rath Administration Building, which has been vacant for two decades. The developers plan to rehabilitate the building for use as a data processing center. The City of Waterloo planned to demolish the building this year, but the city’s Historic Preservation Commission held public meetings hoping to find a new use for the building and to generate interest in its preservation. The building will be rehabbed following preservation standards and will ultimately be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.