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“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – March 2018

2018-03-11T13:28:28+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Some Highlights: An HCA - Not the same as a heritage designation... IT’S EASY TO CONFUSE a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) with heritage designation. The two are not the same. Heritage designation applies to a certain feature or building, usually a house. An HCA, on the other hand, applies to an area and all the [...]

Character Defining Heritage

2018-02-22T20:49:28+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

If you have signed our petition or if you are visiting our site for the first time, thank you for caring about the importance of historic properties and heritage values. The historic house, at 1558 Beach Drive, designed by nationally recognized architect Percy Leonard James, remains at risk of demolition. More immediate threats to character-defining heritage in this neighbourhood, however, are [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – December 2017

2018-03-11T13:35:46+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Some Highlights: 70 PEOPLE ATTENDED two public information sessions, Oct. 19 and 21, that focused on providing general information about Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs). Former City of Victoria heritage planner Murray Miller gave an excellent power point presentation, now available on ProtectOakBayHeritage.ca . It addresses these questions: What is a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA)? How [...]

Learning about Heritage Conservation Presentation

2018-03-11T13:37:23+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

  Hello Neighbours, As the weather cools down the momentum on heritage warms up. We are pleased to inform you of an upcoming community presentation, sponsored by the District of Oak Bay, on Learning About Heritage Conservation: Practices and Insight From Around the World. The presenter is Murray Miller, a retired Senior Heritage Planner with the [...]

A wonderful gathering: The Six Streets Party of July 15th  

2018-02-22T20:49:28+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

In the words of Sharman Minus, our enthusiastic and energetic party planner: “The inaugural Six Streets Meet, Greet and Eat party was a great success. Approximately 60 people attended. A big “Thank You” to everyone who helped with setting up and taking down, lending furniture, stocking coolers of ice, hauling tables and chairs, creating beautiful flower [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2017

2018-02-22T20:49:28+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Some Highlights: PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER... drew a crowd of 50 people interested in learning more about the cultural and architectural history of the proposed Heritage Conservation Area. Jane’s Walk—named for writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs — is a network of citizen-led walking tours held in May each year, around the globe. Led by volunteers [...]

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay

2018-03-11T12:25:58+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay A lecture presented by Stuart Stark, Heritage Consultant for the Oak Bay Community Association on April 22, 2017 at the Monterey Centre, Oak Bay. All content © Copyright. Stuart Stark & Associates 2017 Used with permission by the Protect Oak Bay Heritage Group Historic photos courtesy [...]