Heritage Conservation District Study

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A Heritage Conservation District Plan and Design Guidelines will provide the detailed implementation information that will be used to guide future conservation and development activities within the historic community of Port Stanley.

In 2013, MHBC Planning, the Municipality's planning consultants, presented Council with a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study and Implementation Plan for the community of Port Stanley.

Although Council, at that time, did not pursue an HCD designation, the information and recommendations provided an excellent resource for Council and staff to refer to when reviewing and assessing development applications.

Council adopted portions of the report that could serve as design guidelines for voluntary implementation. These sections include:

  • 4.4 - Alterations to Heritage Properties
  • 4.5 - Alterations to Non-Heritage Properties
  • 4.6 - Signage on Commercial Structures
  • 4.7 - New building Construction
  • 4.10 - Landscape Conservation and Design Guidelines for the Private Realm; and
  • 4.11 - Landscape Conservation and Design Guidelines for the Public Realm

The Study's recommendations on signage on commercial structures was later incorporated into Central Elgin's sign by-law.

A Heritage Conservation District Plan and Design Guidelines will provide the detailed implementation information that will be used to guide future conservation and development activities within the historic community of Port Stanley.

In 2013, MHBC Planning, the Municipality's planning consultants, presented Council with a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study and Implementation Plan for the community of Port Stanley.

Although Council, at that time, did not pursue an HCD designation, the information and recommendations provided an excellent resource for Council and staff to refer to when reviewing and assessing development applications.

Council adopted portions of the report that could serve as design guidelines for voluntary implementation. These sections include:

  • 4.4 - Alterations to Heritage Properties
  • 4.5 - Alterations to Non-Heritage Properties
  • 4.6 - Signage on Commercial Structures
  • 4.7 - New building Construction
  • 4.10 - Landscape Conservation and Design Guidelines for the Private Realm; and
  • 4.11 - Landscape Conservation and Design Guidelines for the Public Realm

The Study's recommendations on signage on commercial structures was later incorporated into Central Elgin's sign by-law.

  • Resolution Passed

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    11 Feb 2021

    On February 10, 2021, at the Special Meeting of Council for the proposed Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin passed the following resolution:

    THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin abandon and cancel the consideration and the potential establishment of a Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act for the rest of the 2018-2022 term of Council.

    Any Person wishing to submit further comment on the Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District plan should email Dianne Wilson @ dwilson@centralelgin.org on or before February 24, 2021.

  • Zoom Instructions to Join Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District Public Meeting

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    09 Feb 2021

    PUBLIC MEETING Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District MUNICIPALITY OF CENTRAL ELGIN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

    THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING ZOOM WEBINAR SOFTWARE

    The meeting will begin with a presentation by the Consultants - MHBC Planning

    To join the meeting through your computer, tablet or smartphone go to:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87624120423?pwd=ZWRUaThpTHVrR0I2enZCeXJqK2dJdz09

    If you prefer to phone in and listen live, Dial

    + 1 647 374 4685 (long distance charges may apply)

    When prompted, enter the meeting ID:

    876 2412 0423

    ZOOM Meeting Attendee Instructions:

    The following are instructions for participating in a Zoom Public Meeting as an attendee. An attendee may participate by listening or asking a question.

    Using a computer, tablet or smartphone

    1. When prompted to ask a question, click the raise hand icon at the bottom of the zoom window. The host will see that you have raised your hand and will call you by name when ready. The meeting host will unmute your microphone and you may ask your question.

    2. To lower your hand, click the same icon, now labelled lower hand.

    Using a telephone

    1. To join a meeting via telephone, dial 1-647-374-4685 and enter the meeting ID provided (long distance charges may apply). When prompted, press *9 to raise your hand. To mute or unmute your phone, press *6.

  • Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District and Plan Notice of Public Meeting

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    by Sile Ferguson, 14 Jan 2021
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    TAKE NOTICE that the Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District and Plan Public Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday January 20, 2021 is cancelled.

    AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin will reschedule and hold a Port Stanley Heritage Conservation District and Plan Public Meeting on:

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    7:00pm

    VIA ZOOM WEBINAR

    MEETING LINK to be available prior to meeting on

    https://www.letstalkcentralelgin.ca/heritage-conservation-district

    to receive information and public input on a proposed Heritage Conservation District (HCD) and Plan. This meeting of Council is the statutory public meeting required under Section 41.1 (6) of the Ontario Heritage Act. Before Council can consider a By-law to designate an HCD area or to adopt an HCD Plan, a statutory public meeting must be held to provide the opportunity for the public to provide comments.

    A Heritage Conservation District designation enables Council to manage and guide future change in a district through adoption of a plan with policies and guidelines for conservation, protection and enhancement of the area’s special character.

    The HCD Plan and Guidelines would serve as the detailed guidance for property owners and tenants on how the heritage attributes of the HCD may be conserved when modifications are proposed to their properties. The document establishes those types of changes that require a heritage permit and those that do not, as well as providing guidance for potential new development within the proposed District.

    A draft of the HCD Plan has been released for public comment and consideration by Council. A map of the HCD boundary and adjacent properties is attached to this notice.

    In accordance with subsection 41 (8) of the Ontario Heritage Act, a person who does not raise objections to the adoption of a proposed heritage conservation district plan by making oral representations at a public meeting or written submissions to Council may be later denied an opportunity to appeal the passing of a By-Law adopting the HCD Plan and Guidelines.

    A Draft of the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines and related background information is available for review on the Municipality’s Let’s Talk Central Elgin website at https://www.letstalkcentralelgin.ca/heritage-conservation-district.

    Written comments can be submitted to Dianne Wilson - dwilson@centralelgin.org.

    Any written comments received for the January 20, 2021 meeting will be brought forward to the new meeting scheduled for February 10th, 2021.

    DATED at the Municipality of Central Elgin this 14th day of January, 2021.

    Paul Shipway

    CAO|Clerk