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Series S640 - Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms

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Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms

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

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0.78 m of textual records

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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 a photocopied set of heritage evaluation forms completed for older buildings as background information in the preparation of the revised 1986 heritage inventory. Work carried out by consultants Commonwealth Historic Resource Management and The Eikos Group Inc. The forms provide details on construction date, original owner, current owner, architect, style or type designation, materials used, description, preliminary evaluation, and include a photocopy of a photograph of each building. Occasionally building "clusters" are identified on separate forms. Arranged by numbered avenues, and then alphabetically by named streets.

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Transferred from the Heritage Office in Aug. 2000.


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File list includes detailed scope and content information citing the address of each building evaluated.

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Photographs photocopied in this series are part of series 639, "Heritage Inventory 1986 : photograph surveys".

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