NOT MY WHEELHOUSE:Property owners must maintain and operate historical properties in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act, an official said
Date: May 17, 2015
By: Lin Ching and Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Taoyuan city councilors accused the Taoyuan Department of Cultural Affairs of
failing to appraise the practicality of conservation efforts at properties after their designation as conservation sites.
Two Japanese dormitories in the city’s Jhongli District (中壢) — one near the Chung-Li Primary School and the other opposite Matsu Village (馬祖新村) — were listed as historical buildings in 2004 and 2011 respectively, but they have not been opened to the public due to lengthy renovations, Taoyuan City Councilor Lu Ming-che (魯明哲) said.
Lu urged the department to speed up its restoration work and open the sites.
Taiwu Village (太武新村), an old veterans’ complex in Taoyuan’s Dasi District (大溪), and the Japanese dormitory at Dasi Primary School are historical buildings, but the village has become an eyesore and a security blind spot, Taoyuan City Councilor Yang Chao-wei (楊朝偉) said. [FULL STORY]