The Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission is close to completing an update to the Heritage Inventory. This public process included a public open house that was held on October 3, 2016 at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre and participants were asked to provide their input. You can view the open house display panels here.
It is anticipated that a final draft of the Heritage Inventory update will be presented to Council by early 2018 and posted on this webpage.
Purpose of the Heritage Inventory:
Listing a property, natural feature, landscape, etc. on the Heritage Resources of Maple Ridge (aka Heritage Inventory) does not provide any legal protection for the heritage resource. However, the Heritage Inventory does provide a valuable planning tool that helps identify candidates for more formal listings, protection, or recognition through:
Additions to the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Register;
A negotiated Heritage Revitalization Agreement;
A Municipal Heritage Designation;
Celebration of heritage resources through the Heritage Commission's annual heritage awards event, quarterly newsletter, or other celebratory opportunities as they arise.
In 1998, the Community Heritage Commission (then the Heritage Advisory Committee) published a comprehensive heritage inventory entitled "The Heritage Resources of Maple Ridge" in conjunction with the City. This document provided the first consolidated inventory of the City's heritage resources.
Photocopied versions of the document are also available in the Planning Department. The inventory was prepared for the City by Donald Luxton and Associates.