Some Highlights: Heritage Conservation Areas aim to protect, for the long-term, selected buildings, streetscapes and natural topography. This area has the highest concentration of heritage houses in Oak Bay—a total of 20 designated or registered homes and structures—and a rich social history, including famous architects and politicians, scandals and survivors. Support Oak Bay’s first Heritage [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
UPDATED Revised for March 7, 2018 - click here for more information The Statement of Significance for the proposed Prospect Heritage Conservation Area was finalized by heritage consultant Denise Cook on March 6, 2017. We then formally presented it to the Oak Bay Heritage Commission on March 14, 2017. Click here to read it in full.
A heritage conservation area is a distinct district with special heritage value and/or heritage character, identified for heritage conservation purposes in an Official Community Plan. A local government establishes a heritage conservation area when it has identified a distinctive area which it feels should be managed by long-term protection. What does it do? A heritage conservation [...]