Heritage Protection Tools
There are different types of heritage protection and tools available to manage change to properties with heritage value.
Community Heritage Register
- A formal listing of resources recognized as having important heritage value and character.
- Registered properties are eligible for any heritage incentives made available by the local government.
- A registered property does not mean it is protected, but that it is recognized by local government for planning purposes.
- The City has eighteen (18) properties listed on the Revelstoke Community Heritage Register (established June 9, 2003).
Heritage Conservation Area (HCA)
- Establishes objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management in a district with special heritage value and character that has been identified in the OCP.
- All changes to properties within an HCA must be done according to a mandatory Heritage Alteration Permit.
- The OCP may list specific properties, land or features to be “protected heritage property.”
- An HCA provides a comprehensive approach to managing distinct areas of the city and is best suited to areas where a large majority of the area’s properties
- The City has one designated HCA outlined in the OCP. See the Revelstoke Station Conservation Area webpage for more details.
- Ensures the long-term protection of a heritage property, site or area.
- Requires a report to Council regarding its heritage value and character, and compatibility with the OCP and lawful use of the property. A heritage designation bylaw is prepared and public hearings are held.
Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA)
- Enables the local government to enter into formal agreements with a developer or property owner on a site-specific basis that provide long-term protection for the property.
- Can supersede zoning regulations for site specific management of heritage values and character.
Heritage Conservation Covenants
- Provides long-term protection of heritage property through contract.
- Used for both buildings and landscapes.
- The covenant remains with the title of the property.
Heritage Alteration Permit
- Ensures that changes to heritage properties are consistent with heritage protection objectives and approved standards and guidelines.
- Cannot change permitted use or density
- View Heritage Alteration Permit Application and Guide