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In December 2013, City Council approved the Heritage Action Plan to update and strengthen the Heritage Conservation Program, which was originally established in 1986.
City Council initiated the Heritage Conservation Program to identify Vancouver’s heritage resources, develop incentives to assist in their conservation, and create a greater awareness and understanding of the heritage of our buildings.
The Heritage Conservation Program was established as part of the program to outline incentives and protective measures to conserve our heritage resources. Incentives were made available through:
- Relaxing the zoning, subdivision, and parking bylaws
- Density bonuses and transfers
- Encouraging the restoration and continued use of heritage buildings by fast-tracking permits
New Vancouver Heritage Program
On March 10, 2020, staff provided a progress report to Council on the Heritage Action Plan and its completion.
Council approved the new Vancouver Heritage Program, including its new vision, goals, and strategic directions to recognize Vancouver's diverse heritage.
Council also adopted new management tools to enhance stewardship of our heritage resources.
As we implement this plan, we'll be working with a consultant team that includes:
- Donald Luxton and Associates (principal) External website, opens in new tab
- CitySpaces External website, opens in new tab
- Coriolis Consulting Corporation External website, opens in new tab
- Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors External website, opens in new tab
- GHL Consultants Ltd. External website, opens in new tab
- Dunster and Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd. External website, opens in new tab
- Dr. Angela Piccini External website, opens in new tab
- Dr. Harold Kalman External website, opens in new tab
The following City of Vancouver advisory groups are key partners in the work of the Heritage Conservation Program. They offer advice and support to City Council and staff. These groups are:
Questions about the Heritage Action Plan? Contact us