Heritage Advisory Committee

Purpose

The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is established as an advisory body to Council and the Director of Planning and Development Services to assist in the processing of heritage applications, identifying and supporting the conservation of structures and landscapes recognised by the District as having significant heritage value and in undertaking education and engagement opportunities related to heritage conservation. 

Duties

To provide support to staff and Council for activities that benefit the advancement of heritage conservation in the District, by undertaking the following:

  • Maintain a current list of structures and landscapes recognised by the District as having heritage value;
  • Prioritize structures and landscapes that have high heritage value, especially those that are at risk, and propose additions and updates to the Community Heritage Register as needed;
  • Help develop, establish, and maintain public education and awareness programs relating to the protection of heritage properties or heritage resources, including the District's Heritage Revitalization Agreement program;
  • Establish and maintain contact with community groups and subject matter experts and volunteers able to assist in the mandate of the Committee;
  • Support opportunities and activities that will promote the value of heritage in the community; 
  •  Undertake such other activities and responsibilities that Council may wish to pursue in the interest of promoting and preserving heritage assets;
  • To play an educational role regarding the value of heritage assets throughout the District; and,
  • To assist in the review development applications for:

Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) and Heritage Designation: and
Heritage Alteration Permits (HAPs) in areas outside of the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area.

  • To review any matters which may be referred by Council from time to time. 

Staff Liaison

James Allan, Senior Community Planner

604-925-7236

Membership

This Committee is to consist of a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of nine (9) members:

  • A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of three (3) members who are an archivist or historian with knowledge of local history, and drawn from a community heritage organization active on the North Shore;
  • One member with expertise in local First Nations heritage;
  • One member with expertise in heritage architecture (pre-1945 buildings, and/or mid-century modem ( 1945-1975) buildings;
  • One member with expertise in heritage landscapes;
  • One member with expertise in heritage conservation tools and methods, including Heritage Revitalization Agreements (HRAs);
  • One member nominated by the District of West Vancouver Design Review Committee with expertise in architecture; and,
  • One member nominated by the District of West Vancouver Design Review Committee with expertise in landscape.

A Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will be selected by the appointed members of the Committee at the first meeting of the year. 

Thank you to everyone that applied to join this Committee. The application deadline has passed. Please check back for updates. 

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