September 17, 2013
For Immediate Release
The Town of Caledon launches Village of Bolton Heritage Conservation District Study – Have your say!
In support of public interest in heritage issues, the Town has recently retained ERA Architects Inc. to undertake the Village of Bolton Heritage Conservation District Study (HCD Study). The HCD Study will assess the village’s cultural heritage resources and recommend whether an area(s) within the historic village core should be considered for Heritage Conservation District designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. The intent of the Bolton HCD Study is to develop a framework that conserves and enhances the historic ‘small town’ character and charm of the village core while allowing for compatible growth and change.
The Bolton HCD Study is being coordinated with the Town’s concurrent Intensification Strategy and Bolton Special Policy Area Study, as these projects all relate to future change within the village core.
A Project Steering Committee has been established, including local councillors, representatives from the Bolton BIA, business and residential property owners, Albion-Bolton Historical Society, Bolton Community Action Site, Heritage Caledon and Town staff.
Public input is very important to the success of the HCD Study. A minimum of two community consultation meetings will be held as part of the Study process; the first is scheduled for October 24, 2013 at the Albion-Bolton Community Centre, Hall A. The formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and the hall will be open at 6:30 p.m. to allow for a public review of display boards and other information. Prior to the first community meeting, residents and business owners within the Study Area will receive a Community Briefing and Questionnaire, providing background on the Study and soliciting information as to how the community values its heritage resources.
Information on the Village of Bolton HCD Study process can be found on the Town of Caledon website at caledon.ca/BoltonHCD. It is anticipated that this Study will be completed within six to seven months.