Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area


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

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Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area

  1. 1. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy <br />Presentation to Mayor and Council<br />Special Meeting<br />January 18, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Outline<br /><ul><li>Purpose of the Presentation
  3. 3. Planning Background
  4. 4. Murrayville's Historic Development
  5. 5. Requirements for a HCA
  6. 6. General Provisions of the HCA
  7. 7. Long Term Benefits</li></li></ul><li>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.<br />Purpose of presentation<br />
  8. 8. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy<br />Planning Background<br />
  9. 9. Applicable Policies<br />Township of Langley’s Sustainability Charter <br />A primary goal of the Charter is to identify, protect and manage heritage resources and promote awareness of heritage values.<br />  <br />Murrayville Community Plan <br />2.1 Planning Goals<br /> (4) The identification and protection of heritage resources in recognition of their cultural, educational and enjoyment value to present and future generations.<br /> <br />2.2 Planning Objectives<br /> (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.<br />
  10. 10. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy<br />Murrayville’s historic development<br />
  11. 11. Murrayville c.1890s<br />
  12. 12. Murrayville c.1930<br />
  13. 13. Contemporary Streetscape<br />
  14. 14. Present Day Murrayville<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>The special features of an area that justify the establishment of a HCA
  16. 16. The philosophical and management objectives for the area
  17. 17. Guidelines for how the objectives will be achieved </li></ul>Requirements ofa heritage conservation area<br />
  18. 18. Requirements of a HCA<br />Special Features/Characteristics of Murrayville<br />
  19. 19. Proposed HCA Boundaries<br />
  20. 20. Special Features & Characteristics<br /><ul><li>Diverse range of physical resources
  21. 21. Distinguishable historic core
  22. 22. Variety of building forms
  23. 23. Distinctive landscape elements
  24. 24. Historic infrastructure </li></li></ul><li>Historic Hotels<br />Traveller’s/<br />Murrayville Hotel c.1885 <br />Temperance Hotel/<br />McCrimmon Residence c.1889<br />
  25. 25. Early Churches <br />Sharon United Church <br />b. 1908-10 OLD YALE RD<br />Presbyterian Church <br />b. 1928 216A STREET<br />
  26. 26. Historic Farmsteads<br />Berry Residence and Barn <br />1901-1902<br />
  27. 27. Early Commercial <br />Porter’s General Store<br />1939 Store (Original store b. 1889)<br />Murrayville Garage<br />c. 1900 (additions 1922)<br />
  28. 28. Community Halls and Schools<br />Murrayville Community Hall<br />1928<br />Belmont (later Murrayville) School<br />1911-1913<br />
  29. 29. 48 Avenue Residences<br />Robert and Marry Harrower Residence 1908-1910<br />Lamb/Stirling Residence<br />c.1908-1910 <br />
  30. 30. 48 Avenue Residences<br />Hagarty Residence c.1910<br />P.Y. Porter Residence 1898<br />
  31. 31. 216 Street Residences<br />Presbyterian Manse <br />1906<br />Charles Mooring Residence <br />c.1930 <br />
  32. 32. 216 A Street Residences<br />
  33. 33. Landscape Features<br />Maple Trees, Old Yale Road <br />1902<br />Oak Trees at Belmont School<br />c. 1911<br />
  34. 34. Historic Infrastructure<br />Pumphouse<br />1928<br />Old Yale Road<br />1922<br />
  35. 35. Requirements of a HCA <br />Philosophical and Management Objectives <br />
  36. 36. Objectives of the HCA<br />Recognize and enhance the historic nature of Murrayville<br />Promote the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of the heritage buildings in the Area<br />Ensure that building restorations, rehabilitations, alterations or redevelopment enhances the heritage character of the Area<br />Accommodate infill consistent with the heritage buildings in the Area<br />Respect the design of existing contemporary buildings <br />Communicate the historic value of the area through complementary streetworks and interpretive features<br />
  37. 37. Requirements of a HCA<br />Guidelines for Achieving the Objectives<br />
  38. 38. Aims of the Guidelines <br />Inform the public of the intent to enhance the character of historic Murrayville<br />Promote economically viable commercial and residential projects<br />Encourage the retention and revitalization of individual historic buildings<br />Provide guidance for new construction <br />Encourage an appropriate streetscape appearance that will benefit the entire heritage area <br />
  39. 39. The Guidelines Address<br /><ul><li>The design of the public realm
  40. 40. The design of buildings pertaining to:
  41. 41. form and scale
  42. 42. sustainability considerations
  43. 43. building facades and materials
  44. 44. awnings, signs, lighting and landscaping </li></li></ul><li>Guidelines for the Public Realm<br />
  45. 45. Street Elements<br />
  46. 46. Design Guidelines for Buildings<br />
  47. 47. Building Classifications<br />Scheduled Historic Buildings<br />Non-Scheduled Existing Buildings and Renovations, and <br />Infill Buildings and New Construction<br />
  48. 48. Scheduled Historic Buildings<br />30 sites, or approximately one third of the sites encompassed within the proposed boundaries, are listed historic sites<br />
  49. 49. Non-Scheduled Existing Buildings <br />Infill and New Construction<br />It is recommend that these existing buildings be renovated in a manner consistent with the form scale and style of their particular period<br />There is NO requirement in the guidelines to alter these buildings to reflect a historic “theme”<br />It is recommended that design concepts for proposed new construction should attempt to blend harmoniously with the historic elements in the Area <br />Guidance is provided on how this may be achieved<br />
  50. 50. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Bylaw<br />General provisions of the HCA<br />
  51. 51. Heritage Alteration Permits<br /> A Heritage Alteration Permit is required for:<br /><ul><li>Subdivision of a property
  52. 52. Addition or alteration to the exterior of a building
  53. 53. Construction of a new building or demolition of a building. </li></ul> <br />
  54. 54. Heritage Alteration Permits<br /> A Heritage Alteration Permit is NOT required for: <br /><ul><li>Interior renovations
  55. 55. Exterior maintenance and repairs of existing exterior materials
  56. 56. Landscaping
  57. 57. Construction and maintenance activities carried out by the Township
  58. 58. Regular and emergency maintenance of municipal infrastructure consistent with the objectives of the HCA</li></li></ul><li>Bylaw Implications<br />The enactment of a Heritage Conservation Area in Murrayville will not affect the current bylaws in place. <br />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<br />
  59. 59. Comparative Application Processes<br />Existing Process<br />Proposed HCA Process<br />
  60. 60. Proposed HAP Application Process<br />
  61. 61. LONG TERM BENEFITS <br />
  62. 62. Murrayville Heritage Conservation Area Strategy <br />Questions<br />