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Heritage Conservation Area – Writing Campaign

2018-11-10T20:58:26+00:00November 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 [...]

Annandale Carriage Drive

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00November 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

Oak Bay Candidates respond to Heritage and Development Issues

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00October 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. [...]

Welcome to “The Prospect” – April 2018

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00April 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

Character Defining Heritage

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00February 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 [...]

Learning about Heritage Conservation Presentation

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00October 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 [...]

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay

2018-11-03T21:42:50+00:00May 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 [...]

What is a Heritage Conservation Area?

2018-02-22T20:49:29+00:00September 5th, 2016|

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 [...]