![](http://blog.joeycoleman.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/275_king_street_west_closeup-300x225.jpg "275_king_street_west_closeup")A third floor window shows the damage from the 2000 - 2003 fires
Development company Hess Village Real Estate, owned by Denis Vranich, applied for it’s final building permits to begin the renovation of 275 King Street West.

The application comes about a month after the city’s committee of adjustment approved a series of variances to allow for more intensification of the property.

In April, city council approved about $1.2-million in financial incentives for the redevelopment.

The building was damaged in series of five fires from 2000 to 2003, with an October 30, 2003 blaze resulting in the collapse of the roof. The building has sat vacant since, with little work done on the building until the summer of 2010 when the City declared the building “not structurally stable” and at risk of partial collapse.

The permit application is currently under review. You can follow the permit on the city website at: www.hamilton.ca/buildingpermitquery by entering permit number: 12-110147-00