Series S687 - City of Vancouver Heritage Awards nomination packages

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City of Vancouver Heritage Awards nomination packages

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  • Textual record
  • Photograph
  • Architectural drawing

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  • 1996-2004 (Creation)
    Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department
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0.84 m of textual records. - ca. 1700 photographs. - ca. 600 architectural drawings

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The Planning Department was established on November 1, 1952 with the appointment of the Director of Planning, further to the July 1951 report commissioned by City Council from town planning consultants Harold Spence-Sales and John Bland (PD 335). The report had proposed that the Vancouver Town Planning Commission hand over the work intensive and detailed aspects of planning but maintain the advisory role to City Council (renamed Vancouver City Planning Commission in 1972). Those aspects were taken on by the new Planning Department, while the more substantial Zoning By-law interpretation and exception decision-making, as well as the broader aspects of city planning were carried out by a committee of relevant senior staff and officials, which was called the Technical Planning Board. The Board was chaired by the Director of Planning.

Previous to the establishment of the Planning Department in 1952 the Town Planning Commission was responsible for city planning (1926-1952). The earliest town planning or city planning activity was carried out under the authority of City Council, in conjunction with the Board of Works, and the Engineering Department (1886-1926).

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Records were retained by the Planning Department after the awards were adjudicated by the Heritage Commission.

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Series consists of records documenting the nomination of projects for City of Vancouver Heritage Awards by property owners, developers, interested individuals and community groups.

The series consists of records supporting nominations, including: nomination forms, descriptions of the projects, publications relating to the projects, photographs and architectural drawings documenting the design and implementation of the project, press clippings, and for non-building nominations the material which had been nominated.

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