Community Plan

Heritage Conservation Area – Writing Campaign

2018-11-10T20:58:26-08:00November 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

Oak Bay Candidates respond to Heritage and Development Issues

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00October 16th, 2018|

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. [...]

September 2016 – Upcoming Events You May Wish to Attend

2018-02-22T20:49:29-08:00August 30th, 2016|

Oak Bay is holding Open House sessions on a Residential Infill Strategy and the following is from the District’s website: “Oak Bay is experiencing increased interest in infill housing, such as laneway and garden cottages, duplexes, triplexes and residential subdivision. This interest occurs as our neighbourhoods age and change, and as demand for more diverse housing [...]

One of Oak Bay’s First Planned Neighbourhoods

2018-02-22T20:49:29-08:00August 28th, 2016|

After incorporation, in 1906, the Municipality evolved from a recreational and agricultural area to a residential community. Earlier, in 1898 architects Francis Rattenbury and John G. Tiarks, recognizing the potential value of the Oak Bay waterfront, purchased land extending from Oak Bay Avenue eastward to present-day San Carlos Avenue, property that would become part of Oak [...]

Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan: a living document

2018-02-22T20:49:29-08:00August 27th, 2016|

“Oak Bay is defined by its attractive residential neighbourhoods, strong sense of community, mature tree canopy, scenic shoreline to the east and south, natural environment, and historic character.” (page 1) Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan represents the “community’s vision for the future and provides a framework to guide growth and decisions about the use and management [...]

What Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan says on heritage conservation

2018-02-22T20:49:29-08:00August 27th, 2016|

“There is a strong cultural heritage in Oak Bay, which is greatly valued by its residents. Key heritage aspects of Oak Bay include the streetscapes and neighbourhoods, historic buildings and structures, cultural and natural landscape features, and history.” (page 120) “The District is becoming more proactive in conserving its community heritage through the work of its [...]

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