Heritage Plan Review and Update
The Community Heritage Commission is reviewing and updating the City of Maple Ridge’s Heritage Plan. The current Heritage Plan was updated in 2013 and has provided the City with an effective, sustainable, and realistic strategic plan of action for the past seven years.
What is a Heritage Plan?
A “Heritage Plan” is a strategic plan that aligns with the Official Community Plan and outlines goals and actions that assist in managing, maintaining, and conserving valuable community heritage resources now and for the future. The Heritage Plan also outlines a workplan for the Community Heritage Commission, which is an advisory committee of Council. The City of Maple Ridge has had a Heritage Plan that has guided the conservation of its heritage resources since 1995.
Why are we updating the Heritage Plan?
To continue to conserve our community’s heritage as effectively as possible, the City’s heritage initiatives needs to be reviewed, refocused, and reprioritized. Past heritage initiatives in the City have successfully identified, conserved, and celebrated many of our area's significant heritage resources, including buildings, landscape features, and objects. In order to continue proactively encouraging the conservation and long-term viability of Maple Ridge’s heritage resources, the Heritage Plan requires updating.
The Heritage Plan update is intended to:
Provide an opportunity to assess aspects of the City’s existing heritage program that are most successful;
Determine what needs to be re-focused for maximum effectiveness;
Identify areas where new approaches or programs may be considered; and
Outline a series of actions that best utilize scarce resources.
Review the current Heritage Plan
To review the current Heritage Plan, click HERE.
We want to hear from you!
Your feedback and input is valuable. It will help us understand what heritage initiatives should be prioritized and what areas of the heritage program can be improved to better conserve our heritage resources into the future. There are 3 ways you can get involved and share your feedback:
Thank you for attending the Heritage Plan Virtual Open House on Wednesday, October 6 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. If you missed it, you can review the PowerPoint presentation HERE.
Provide feedback by phone or email. Contact Krista Gowan, Community Planner at the City of Maple Ridge, either by phone or by email at: email@example.com or 604-467-7402.
We are also trying something new!
An Interactive Survey using the software "Mural". It is a guided survey that allows you to add post-it notes, comments, and images. This survey is open to everyone and is anonymous.
Where are we in the process?
The Commission is currently listening to the community and seeking feedback on what should be included in the next Heritage Plan.
Want to stay informed?
To join the E-Mail List for project updates, please contact Krista Gowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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