The City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan is a review of the policies and tools used to conserve and celebrate heritage resources. It was approved by Council in December 2013 to improve how the City supports heritage conservation in Vancouver.
Actions implemented through the plan will result in an update of the City’s existing Heritage Conservation Program, which was originally established in 1986, Vancouver’s centennial. Read the Heritage Action Plan Council report. (165 KB)
The Heritage Action Plan has five key areas for action and implementation.
- Heritage Conservation Program review
- Heritage Register upgrade
- Character Home Zoning Review
- Sustainability initiatives
- Awareness and advocacy initiatives
On January 16, 2018, Council enacted changes to the RS District Schedules and approved the Guidelines for Additions, Infill, and Multiple Conversion Dwelling in Association with the Retention of a Character House in a RS Zone. In addition, amendments to the strata title policies were also approved.
Planning Commission Role
A VCPC representative has been a member of the Public Advisory Committee for the Heritage Action Plan since its inception in 2013.
The Commission representative participates in discussions at committee meetings, focusing mostly on the relationship of heritage programs to city planning initiatives and development processes. New issues raised at the meetings are conveyed to the VCPC and the perspective of Commission members is brought back to the advisory committee. Involvement in the committee complements the Commission’s work in creating the definitive record of transformative events in Vancouver history that establish the foundation for the city’s future development.
Planning Commission Representatives