Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District Nomination

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Introduction

The Crescentwood neighbourhood has a unique history and an outstanding collection of heritage homes and buildings, many of which were built between 1900 and 1914. For years, area residents have been advocating for heritage conservation district (HCD) status. HCDs conserve areas of special architectural and historical significance and manage future changes within the district boundaries.


Background

There are three steps in the process of establishing a heritage conservation district:

  • Official nomination (this occurred on June 6, 2019)
  • Consideration of the draft HCD study. This is the stage we are at right now.
  • Consideration of a draft HCD plan, which could lead to official designation

On February 26, 2020, property owners in the area met for an initial HCD workshop. You can view the February 26, 2020 presentation here. A follow-up in-person property owner workshop was scheduled for April 4th. This workshop was unfortunately cancelled due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19.


Introduction

The Crescentwood neighbourhood has a unique history and an outstanding collection of heritage homes and buildings, many of which were built between 1900 and 1914. For years, area residents have been advocating for heritage conservation district (HCD) status. HCDs conserve areas of special architectural and historical significance and manage future changes within the district boundaries.


Background

There are three steps in the process of establishing a heritage conservation district:

  • Official nomination (this occurred on June 6, 2019)
  • Consideration of the draft HCD study. This is the stage we are at right now.
  • Consideration of a draft HCD plan, which could lead to official designation

On February 26, 2020, property owners in the area met for an initial HCD workshop. You can view the February 26, 2020 presentation here. A follow-up in-person property owner workshop was scheduled for April 4th. This workshop was unfortunately cancelled due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19.


  • July 2020

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    30 Jul 2020

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual workshop. In total, the site had 376 visits, and 50 surveys were completed.

    We are currently analyzing feedback, and working to integrate input into the draft HCD study.

    The next step is completing the HCD study and presenting to the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage, and Downtown Development, expected to occur in late 2020. All area property owners will be notified in writing at least 30 days before the draft HCD study is reviewed by the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage, and Downtown Development. A notification email will also be sent to all project page subscribers.

  • May 2020

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    09 Jun 2020

    We are continuing our work on the HCD study. Once an area is nominated, an HCD study must be prepared and submitted to demonstrate how the proposed district is architecturally and historically significant and warrants designation. Property owners attended a community meeting on February 26, 2020, and we are building on this meeting through a virtual workshop, accessible through this site.

    Property owners will be notified when the HCD study is ready to be reviewed by decision makers, at which point property owners will be able to submit a response in writing or register as a delegation at the public meeting that has the Crescentwood HCD study as an agenda item.

  • April 2020

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    09 Jun 2020

    The project team continues to undertake historical and other relevant background research, which will form the basis for landowner consultations in early 2020.

    Property owners in the nominated area will receive a notice by mail with more detailed information, and a summary of the feedback received throughout the engagement process will be included in the HCD Study.

  • March 16, 2020

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    09 Jun 2020

    March 16, 2020 thank you to all the property owners who participated in the February 26, 2020 community meeting and discussion.

    Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the property owner workshop scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been cancelled. Property owners in the area have been notified by mail. We are now working to create more consultation opportunities online.

    If you haven’t already, please sign up to be notified when these materials are available. If you are not active online but still would like to participate, please call 204.986.8635 and we will accommodate you.