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A presentation to Township of Langley (BC) Council on a potential Heritage Conservation Area in Murrayville. Jan. 18, 2010.

A presentation to Township of Langley (BC) Council on a potential Heritage Conservation Area in Murrayville. Jan. 18, 2010.

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  • 1. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy
    Presentation to Mayor and Council
    Special Meeting
    January 18, 2010
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    • Purpose of the Presentation
    • 3. Planning Background
    • 4. Murrayville's Historic Development
    • 5. Requirements for a HCA
    • 6. General Provisions of the HCA
    • 7. Long Term Benefits
  • The purpose of this presentation is to provide information to Council on a proposed Heritage Conservation Area Strategy for the historic community of Murrayville, and to seek Council’s permission to hold an open house to obtain resident input on the proposal.
    Purpose of presentation
  • 8. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy
    Planning Background
  • 9. Applicable Policies
    Township of Langley’s Sustainability Charter
    A primary goal of the Charter is to identify, protect and manage heritage resources and promote awareness of heritage values.
    Murrayville Community Plan
    2.1 Planning Goals
    (4) The identification and protection of heritage resources in recognition of their cultural, educational and enjoyment value to present and future generations.
    2.2 Planning Objectives
    (13) To consider the heritage resources of Murrayville in the preparation of land use policies and bylaws in the review of development proposals in Murrayville.
  • 10. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy
    Murrayville’s historic development
  • 11. Murrayville c.1890s
  • 12. Murrayville c.1930
  • 13. Contemporary Streetscape
  • 14. Present Day Murrayville
  • 15.
    • The special features of an area that justify the establishment of a HCA
    • 16. The philosophical and management objectives for the area
    • 17. Guidelines for how the objectives will be achieved
    Requirements ofa heritage conservation area
  • 18. Requirements of a HCA
    Special Features/Characteristics of Murrayville
  • 19. Proposed HCA Boundaries
  • 20. Special Features & Characteristics
    • Diverse range of physical resources
    • 21. Distinguishable historic core
    • 22. Variety of building forms
    • 23. Distinctive landscape elements
    • 24. Historic infrastructure
  • Historic Hotels
    Murrayville Hotel c.1885
    Temperance Hotel/
    McCrimmon Residence c.1889
  • 25. Early Churches
    Sharon United Church
    b. 1908-10 OLD YALE RD
    Presbyterian Church
    b. 1928 216A STREET
  • 26. Historic Farmsteads
    Berry Residence and Barn
  • 27. Early Commercial
    Porter’s General Store
    1939 Store (Original store b. 1889)
    Murrayville Garage
    c. 1900 (additions 1922)
  • 28. Community Halls and Schools
    Murrayville Community Hall
    Belmont (later Murrayville) School
  • 29. 48 Avenue Residences
    Robert and Marry Harrower Residence 1908-1910
    Lamb/Stirling Residence
  • 30. 48 Avenue Residences
    Hagarty Residence c.1910
    P.Y. Porter Residence 1898
  • 31. 216 Street Residences
    Presbyterian Manse
    Charles Mooring Residence
  • 32. 216 A Street Residences
  • 33. Landscape Features
    Maple Trees, Old Yale Road
    Oak Trees at Belmont School
    c. 1911
  • 34. Historic Infrastructure
    Old Yale Road
  • 35. Requirements of a HCA
    Philosophical and Management Objectives
  • 36. Objectives of the HCA
    Recognize and enhance the historic nature of Murrayville
    Promote the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of the heritage buildings in the Area
    Ensure that building restorations, rehabilitations, alterations or redevelopment enhances the heritage character of the Area
    Accommodate infill consistent with the heritage buildings in the Area
    Respect the design of existing contemporary buildings
    Communicate the historic value of the area through complementary streetworks and interpretive features
  • 37. Requirements of a HCA
    Guidelines for Achieving the Objectives
  • 38. Aims of the Guidelines
    Inform the public of the intent to enhance the character of historic Murrayville
    Promote economically viable commercial and residential projects
    Encourage the retention and revitalization of individual historic buildings
    Provide guidance for new construction 
    Encourage an appropriate streetscape appearance that will benefit the entire heritage area
  • 39. The Guidelines Address
    • The design of the public realm
    • 40. The design of buildings pertaining to:
    • 41. form and scale
    • 42. sustainability considerations
    • 43. building facades and materials
    • 44. awnings, signs, lighting and landscaping
  • Guidelines for the Public Realm
  • 45. Street Elements
  • 46. Design Guidelines for Buildings
  • 47. Building Classifications
    Scheduled Historic Buildings
    Non-Scheduled Existing Buildings and Renovations, and
    Infill Buildings and New Construction
  • 48. Scheduled Historic Buildings
    30 sites, or approximately one third of the sites encompassed within the proposed boundaries, are listed historic sites
  • 49. Non-Scheduled Existing Buildings
    Infill and New Construction
    It is recommend that these existing buildings be renovated in a manner consistent with the form scale and style of their particular period
    There is NO requirement in the guidelines to alter these buildings to reflect a historic “theme”
    It is recommended that design concepts for proposed new construction should attempt to blend harmoniously with the historic elements in the Area
    Guidance is provided on how this may be achieved
  • 50. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Bylaw
    General provisions of the HCA
  • 51. Heritage Alteration Permits
    A Heritage Alteration Permit is required for:
    • Subdivision of a property
    • 52. Addition or alteration to the exterior of a building
    • 53. Construction of a new building or demolition of a building.
  • 54. Heritage Alteration Permits
    A Heritage Alteration Permit is NOT required for:
    • Interior renovations
    • 55. Exterior maintenance and repairs of existing exterior materials
    • 56. Landscaping
    • 57. Construction and maintenance activities carried out by the Township
    • 58. Regular and emergency maintenance of municipal infrastructure consistent with the objectives of the HCA
  • Bylaw Implications
    The enactment of a Heritage Conservation Area in Murrayville will not affect the current bylaws in place.
    Special requirements to vary provisions in the Zoning Bylaw related to heritage situations can be enabled either through Heritage Alteration Permits or Heritage Revitalization Agreements
  • 59. Comparative Application Processes
    Existing Process
    Proposed HCA Process
  • 60. Proposed HAP Application Process
  • 62. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy