Spencer R. Higgins, Architect Incorporated

McDermott House, Oakville  
Heritage Impact Assessment and Conservation Plan  

Our firm was retained to prepare an Heritage Impact Assessment of a proposed development project in downtown Oakville. The project is located on the site of an existing designated historic house. The developer proposes to relocate the house and develop the property for a commercial use.

Our work included a comprehensive review of the planning framework for the subject property, historical research, and an urban landscape analysis. We prepared a conservation plan that included mitigative measures for preserving core heritage attributes of the property.

We have worked with the developer's project architect to find ways to conserve key features of the exterior and interior of the house, and provided general guidelines on massing for the new proposed development.



McDermott House, Oakville
View from Reynolds Street - 2008