2167 Oak bay Avenue
At 6 pm on Monday, February 24th, there will be a public hearing before the Oak Bay Council regarding the proposed Heritage Conservation Area.
- a and/or , identified for heritage conservation purposes.
- defined by its specific characteristics (“character defining elements”) defined within a Statement of Significance (SoS)
- intended to capture and preserve the unique sense of space within the area for the benefit of the broader community.
The Prospect Heritage Conservation Area began with a request from neighbourhood residents in the fall of 2016. Policy development began in 2017 with the formation of the Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) Working Group, which resulted in a comprehensive Statement of Significance and proposed HCA guidelines. The process involved the work of the HCA Working Group, the heritage consultant and staff, as well as community input through a series of public information sessions and neighbourhood consultation.
In February 2019 following a presentation from the HCA Working Group for a Prospect Heritage Conservation Area, Council directed staff to move forward with the necessary bylaw amendments. The resulting bylaw amends the Official Community Plan (OCP) to include the Prospect HCA and associated guidelines. The HCA provides long term protection for this distinct area, the Prospect neighbourhood, which is known to contain special heritage value and / or heritage character. While the entire neighbourhood area is recognized for its heritage value, additional emphasis is placed on properties included in a schedule, where additional heritage protection is warranted.