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City council allows development around Hart house

December 04, 2012 8:00 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

CALGARY undefined It’s hallowed ground for pro-wrestling fans and heritage buffs alike, the Hart mansion in southwest Calgary undefined but soon estate homes will be erected on the surrounding lawn.


After several larger development schemes failed in recent years, on Monday council approved nine homes with basement suites on the site of the Patterson Heights house, where Stu Hart famously trained his sons and other wrestling stars.


Neighbours had raised protests over past proposals that would have put 14 to 22 homes on the nearly one-hectare property.


This proposal won some support from others on Patina Place S.W. However, they protested the move to allow secondary suites.


“I think what we have is a situation where the community has sort of begrudgingly agreed undefined but agreed undefined to some development around this site to help defray the costs of renovating the Hart house itself,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi said.


The 1905 home has been designated a municipal heritage site, which preserves the home rather than the entire property. It had been put on the market for $5 million by Teatro restaurant owner Dario Berloni in 2010, but he still owns it.


Before the Hart wresting clan owned the property, the mansion was owned by Judge Henry Patterson. It was originally built more than a century ago by Edward Crandell, a prominent businessman and city alderman.


Source: Jason Markusoff, The Calgary Herald, December 4, 21012

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