A Heritage Assessment Report presented to city council last night by Chris Borgal determined that the Cooper Site does indeed have heritage value.
The site, which houses the former Grand Trunk Railways buildings, meets criteria such as high design value, craftsmanship and technical achievement.
The site also plays a significant part in the history of Stratford, another factor that qualifies it for designation as a heritage site.
Several ideas were presented to council about how to proceed with the site, including partial restoration of the buildings, use of the area as a park, and turning the site into a Stratford Railway Heritage Site.
Council determined they will review the lengthy report over the next 6 weeks, and reconvene to determine their next course of action.