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Heritage Conservation Area – Writing Campaign

REMINDER - OAK BAY COUNCIL HAS NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES! You can make a difference Whether you live in the neighbourhood or not, please write an email to Oak Bay’s mayor and council, saying you’d like respectful and sensitive development appropriate for a property in Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). Your email will be read and counted. And [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|

Annandale Carriage Drive

Some Highlights:Annandale is a large, one-and-one-half-storey wood clad bungalow with prominent brick corbelled chimneys, an enclosed porch, and multiple dormers. It is located on the east side of York Place, near the commercial centre of Oak Bay Avenue. It is set back on the property, screened by dense foliage and surrounded by a granite stone wall that has “Annandale” carved [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|

Oak Bay Candidates respond to Heritage and Development Issues

This survey was developed by residents of the planned Heritage Conservation Area (HCA), The Prospect, and asked candidates four questions: their top heritage priority how they would reconcile conflicts between heritage protection and infill opportunities their position on community contributions from developers how they would balance development against preserving natural environments, heritage structures and character neighbourhoods. Nine of the ten [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – October 2018

Some Highlights: Rural-like streetscapes, natural topography, stone walls, mature tree canopy, historic houses; ocean views, social history. Famous architect, Francis Rattenbury, who, with friends, developed The Prospect neighbourhood, said: “Oak Bay District is one of the most lovely residential areas I have ever seen, and it is my desire to retain this beauty as far as possible.” Read more [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|