After 69 years in the community, the City of Lloydminster has started the demolition process on the Community Services Building.
In a news release on Wednesday, the City said it will begin the abatement and removal of hazardous material followed by the demolition and site rehabilitation.
The demolition is expected to be completed by August 31st, weather permitting.
Council agreed on the project during a June 2019 meeting after being informed it would cost around $2 million to meet standard building and safety codes.
The demolition of the structure along with the rehabilitation to greenspace will cost just over $185,000.
The City is currently figuring out how the future site will look.
Residents are advised to follow all posted signage when walking or driving by the site as heavy machinery will access and exit the site frequently.
The building was constructed in 1951 by the Lloydminster Public School Division operating as the Winston Churchill School. Since 1991, Community Services Building has housed non-profits and community organizations such as Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce, Lloydminster Construction Association, Lloydminster Learning Council and recently the Lloydminster Junior ‘A’ Bobcats, among others.