Town seeking input on Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
The Town of Oakville has released a draft of the Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study (HCD) and is seeking public input through an online survey. Input collected will be used to update the Study which is set to go before Town Council later this year.
The Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District extends from south of Robinson Street to the lakefront and from the Sixteen Mile Creek to Allan Street. Updating the District Study helps the town identify the heritage characteristics that are valuable to the community and conserve them for future generations.
The purpose of a HCD is to protect and enhance the special character of historic areas and neighbourhoods. This is done by establishing policies and guidelines on how to manage change consistently for all property owners in that area.
After the approval of the District Study, the town will begin consultation on the District Plan, which is the tool used by Council, the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee, town staff and property owners to guide decision-making about changes to buildings, streetscapes and natural heritage.