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Heritage Planning

Heritage Planning facilitates the wise management and conservation of cultural heritage resources.

The ABC’s of cultural heritage planning include the following:

Archaeology: Artifacts, archaeological sites, and marine sites

Built Heritage: Buildings, structures, monuments, installations or remains

Cultural Heritage Landscapes: Groupings of structures, space, archaeological sites and natural elements


Heritage Planning Services Provided:

Recognizing and Protecting Heritage Properties:

  • Municipal Designation
  • Additions to the Register of Property of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest
  • Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Project

Development Review

  • Archaeology
  • Built Heritage & Cultural Heritage Landscape
  • Cultural Heritage Impact Assessments

Heritage Permits: 

  • Heritage Permit Application Form
  • Heritage Permit Guide
  • Heritage Permit Application Due Dates

Resources:

  • Hamilton’s Heritage Volumes (1-7a)
  • Heritage Conservation District Studies and Plans
  • Heritage Bridge Inventory
  • Cultural Heritage Resource Mapping
  • Heritage Planning Resources
  • Conservation Best Practices
  • Local History and Property Research
  • Financial Incentive Programs