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Series S641 - Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register (buildings demolished for redevelopment)

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Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register (buildings demolished for redevelopment)

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COV-S641

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  • 1984-1985 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

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0.39 m of textual records

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(1952-present)

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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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Series consists of heritage evaluation forms on buildings deleted from the heritage register because the building has been demolished. The request for a deletion originates from the applicant for a development permit where that redevelopment entails demolition of the existing building(s). Once the development permit is approved because there is no possibility of keeping the building through negotiation with the owner, demolition is permitted. Arranged by street address.

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Transferred from the Planning Department in 2000.

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35mm b&w negatives for photographs in this series refer to CVA 790.

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