In November 1993, the first plan (pdf) was put together to guide the development of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The agreement between the City and Federal government (pdf) that set the City to run it for 42 years and have Government provide one-time capital funding of $2.6 Million was signed in 1996. Now the McLean Mill Society is going to deliver yet another plan.
National Historic Sites are a service that small cities cannot afford, should not have to, and usually don’t. Why? Because National Historic Sites are for all Canadians. Perhaps that is at the root of why the past 26 years have been so difficult.