Heritage Conservation District

The purpose of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD-OHA Part V) is not to prevent development, but to provide the community with tools to help appropriately manage change within a historic area.

 

In May, Council mandated staff to proceed with the next phase of the Heritage Conservation District designation process. As a result, the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guideline development phase is about to get underway!

 The first step in the development of the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines is to refine the statement of cultural heritage value, and objectives of the Plan. The statement and objectives were open to public comment during the study phase, however, since they form the basis of the Heritage Conservation District plan we think it is really important to allow time for additional feedback before we start building on these key parts of the plan. Please take a look at the draft statement of heritage attributes and the draft objectives of the Heritage Conservation District included in Sections 7 and 8 of the Heritage Conservation District Study report available at the following link.

 

🗎 Heritage Conservation District Report (PDF)

Please feel free to contact myself or Dominique Tremblay (dominiquetremblay@russell.ca) with any comments, questions or concerns by November 7, 2019 to allow us time to incorporate your comments into the refined draft statement of heritage attributes and objectives.

 

The table below outlines the proposed schedule for the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guideline Development Phase. 

 

Task Table

 

HISTORY OF THE HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT DESIGNATION STUDY

 

The Study of a potential Heritage Conservation District commenced on July 31, 2018, with a meeting of resident and commercial stakeholders. The discussion during the stakeholder meeting included a number of questions and responses, which are shared in the document below titled “Q & A – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting July 31, 2018.” The presentation from the stakeholder meeting is shared in the presentation titled “Presentation – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting, July 31, 2018.” 

 

The second public meeting held November 7, 2018 included a brief presentation on the work to date including the history and evolution of Russell Village, study area features, character areas and streetscapes and some preliminary potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. The presentation was followed by group discussions on history and evolution, natural heritage and cultural heritage, and character areas and streetscapes. These group discussions served to inform the discussion of potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. Click here for the full presentation.

 

​The third public meeting held February 20, 2019 included a presentation of some additional historical information, the survey results and a summary of the draft Heritage Conservation District Study report. The presentation was followed by a comment and question period. The discussions following the presentation served to inform changes to the draft report.

 

May 6, 2019 Council voted to ask staff to proceed with the next Phase of the Heritage District Conservation  designation process – preparing a Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines.

 

HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT STUDY

The purpose of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD-OHA Part V) is not to prevent development, but to provide the community with tools to help appropriately manage change within a historic area.

The Study of a potential Heritage Conservation District commenced on July 31, 2018, with a meeting of resident and commercial stakeholders. The discussion during the stakeholder meeting included a number of questions and responses, which are shared in the document below titled “Q & A – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting July 31, 2018.” The presentation from the stakeholder meeting is shared in the presentation titled “Presentation – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting, July 31, 2018.” 

The second public meeting held November 7, 2018 included a brief presentation on the work to date including the history and evolution of Russell Village, study area features, character areas and streetscapes and some preliminary potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. The presentation was followed by group discussions on history and evolution, natural heritage and cultural heritage, and character areas and streetscapes. These group discussions served to inform the discussion of potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. Click here for the full presentation.

​The third public meeting held February 20, 2019 included a presentation of some additional historical information, the survey results and a summary of the draft Heritage Conservation District Study report. The presentation was followed by a comment and question period. The discussions following the presentation served to inform changes to the draft report.

We welcome your feedback, questions and comments on the draft Heritage Conservation District Study Report draft. You can provide input by e-mailing additional information or comments to Alix Jolicoeur at alixjolicoeur@russell.ca or Dominique Tremblay at dominiquetremblay@russell.ca  

Timeline and next steps for the process are outlined below:

Study Phase

For more information or to request to receive email updates regarding the Heritage Conservation District Study please contact Alix Jolicoeur at alixjolicoeur@russell.ca or Dominique Tremblay at dominiquetremblay@russell.ca.  

Helpful Resources

Below are links to resources that may be helpful in understanding the Heritage Conservation District Study process, potential impacts and effectiveness of Heritage Conservation districts.

http://fr.russell.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3709201&pageId=13557241