Heritage Conservation District

The Heritage Conservation District Study report will be presented to Council on April 15, 2019 at the regular meeting of Council.
The regular meeting of Council is scheduled for April 15, 2019 at 6 pm in the Gaston Patenaude Hall at 717 Notre Dame Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Heritage Conservation District Study report was revised based on comments received from members of the community and staff and will now be presented to Council.

Council will be asked to provide direction to staff on whether to proceed with the next step of the Heritage Conservation District Designation process based on the Heritage Conservation District Study report and public involvement and comments received in the Heritage Conservation District study phase.

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