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Townsite Heritage Planning

City of Powell River is looking at ways to protect heritage property in Townsite. Townsite was recognized in 1995 as a National Historic Site of Canada, because the community today is a well-preserved example of a single-industry planned community. The 1995 National Historic Site recognition demonstrates significance for our province and Canada overall. However, this recognition is just that – recognition – and it does not come with protections for the neighbourhood as a whole or the buildings within it. So, City staff are continuing work started twenty years ago to bring more protections to homes in Townsite.

To learn more, please review the following handouts:

Display boards from the February 26, 2019 drop-in event

Draft Development Permit Area Guidelines

Heritage Planning in Townsite

What is the Proposed Development Permit Area

How can I designate my home as protected heritage property?

Display boards from the September 27, 2018 drop-in event.

Report to the Committee of the Whole on June 5, 2018.

Senior Planner
City of Powell River
(604) 485-8662


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