Heritage Conservation District

Draft Study & Consultant Initial Recommendations
 
There is now one final opportunity** at this Study Phase before it goes to Council for their review, for you to provide your feedback. The draft of the study (at about 99% complete) is now available for review. The public has the opportunity to review it and to e-mail comments and questions to Alix Jolicoeur at alixjolicoeur@russell.ca or Dominique Tremblay at dominiquetremblay@russell.ca until March 20th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
We would appreciate any feedback you may have.

DRAFT HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT STUDY REPORT

**As noted in the draft report, and at previous public meetings, this is the first of three steps that Council has at their discretion, should they wish to consider designating a Heritage Conservation District. Later phases also will have public consultation feedback opportunities.

HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT STUDY

The purpose of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD-OHA Part V) is not to prevent development, but to provide the community with tools to help appropriately manage change within a historic area.

The Study of a potential Heritage Conservation District commenced on July 31, 2018, with a meeting of resident and commercial stakeholders. The discussion during the stakeholder meeting included a number of questions and responses, which are shared in the document below titled “Q & A – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting July 31, 2018.” The presentation from the stakeholder meeting is shared in the presentation titled “Presentation – Heritage Conservation District Study Stakeholder meeting, July 31, 2018.” 

The second public meeting held November 7, 2018 included a brief presentation on the work to date including the history and evolution of Russell Village, study area features, character areas and streetscapes and some preliminary potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. The presentation was followed by group discussions on history and evolution, natural heritage and cultural heritage, and character areas and streetscapes. These group discussions served to inform the discussion of potential Heritage Conservation District boundary options. Click here for the full presentation.

​The third public meeting held February 20, 2019 included a presentation of some additional historical information, the survey results and a summary of the draft Heritage Conservation District Study report. The presentation was followed by a comment and question period. The discussions following the presentation served to inform changes to the draft report.

We welcome your feedback, questions and comments on the draft Heritage Conservation District Study Report draft. You can provide input by e-mailing additional information or comments to Alix Jolicoeur at alixjolicoeur@russell.ca or Dominique Tremblay at dominiquetremblay@russell.ca  

Timeline and next steps for the process are outlined below:

Study Phase

For more information or to request to receive email updates regarding the Heritage Conservation District Study please contact Alix Jolicoeur at alixjolicoeur@russell.ca or Dominique Tremblay at dominiquetremblay@russell.ca.  

Helpful Resources

Below are links to resources that may be helpful in understanding the Heritage Conservation District Study process, potential impacts and effectiveness of Heritage Conservation districts.

http://fr.russell.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3709201&pageId=13557241