Each year, local governments across British Columbia participate in a provincial heritage capacity survey. Information from this survey helps the Heritage Branch assess cultural heritage conservation capabilities across the province and contributes to sectoral policy planning. A Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) is a legally binding agreement negotiated by the city and a cultural property owner. Any property with an inheritance value is allowed for an HRA. The HRA process is a public process, similar to the relocation process, and must ultimately be approved by the Council. Applications can take about 6 to 18 months. The length of the HRA process depends on several factors, including the timing of the Council and the Committee, the complexity of the proposal, the response received from the public, and the applicant`s ability to provide answers, documents and information if necessary. In return, the owner undertakes to restore the house classified as a historical monument and to protect and preserve it permanently. Any future development of the narrow terrain is subject to the requirements of the settlement. The proposal is consistent with the permitted use and density, so no public consultation would normally be required. However, the labelling of historic monuments, also proposed for the listed building, means that a public consultation must take place. Community Register of Cultural Heritage (Chr) – an official list of properties recognized by the local government as having value or character; An HRA is a formal agreement between the landowner and the city, which describes the renovation project and the degree of protection and rehabilitation of the listed building. An HRA must be approved by the Council, with the owner`s consent.

In the context of seeking funding, you should consider looking beyond the traditional limits of heritage financing for opportunities, for example, through initiatives to promote climate protection, community health and economic diversification. The Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia, for example, is a Province and Heritage BC initiative that supports many local heritage projects around B.C. It provides financial support and advice to protect, maintain and showcase British Columbia`s rich cultural heritage. This report summarizes information gathered by local governments (municipalities and regional districts) to assess the current capacity of B.C communities to preserve and exploit their heritage resources. It provides an overview of heritage conservation activities for the years 2008 to 2018, as reported by local government staff as part of the Heritage Branch Building Capacity for Heritage Conservation (BCHC) survey. A family owns a listed house on a large plot of land in a family neighborhood. The owner wants to divide his land into two legal lands that would require the relocation or destruction of the house. A Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) recognizes a listed building and protects while allowing the renovation of the land. Contact us for more ideas on how to link community planning and development to heritage activities, so your community can benefit.

Funding for cultural heritage is provided through a wide range of sources, including collective management societies. Provincial and federal funds are available to support the preservation of strategic cultural heritage in communities across the province through various funds and assistance programs. HRAs are powerful and flexible tools designed specifically for unique properties and situations. The provisions of the agreement deviate from land use rules and may vary depending on the rules of use, density and replacement. The terms of the agreement describe obligations, obligations and benefits for both parties. Find out what other organizations are doing to conserve heritage sites in the province and the rest of Canada.