Talk Outline Intro Dynamic Downtowns Workbook Language & heritage conservation Heritage as land use
Talk Outline Intro Dynamic Downtowns Workbook Language & heritage conservation Heritage as land use Heritage as part of a bigger project
Dynamic Downtowns Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them… New ideas must use old buildings – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Citiies
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations fact sheet The Province's investment in its heritage sites supports economic development in communities: The Province owns 23 heritage sites, 11 of which are open to the public and operated by third-party community agencies under Heritage Site Management Agreements. In addition, from 2009 to 2011, the Province invested $3.21 million from the Community Development Trust to employ over 125 workers to repair and maintain several heritage sites. British Columbia's historic buildings, structures and cultural landscapes attract over 200,000 visitors annually from around the world, creating jobs for British Columbians and supporting sustainable communities. The Barkerville, Fort Steele and Fraser Valley heritage properties alone contribute approximately $32 million each year to the province's GDP, create more than 625 full-time jobs and raise more than $14 million in taxes for all levels of government.
Heritage Assets in Economic Terms Return on Investment – i.e. a $1000 grant may lead to overall reinvestment in a property of $3000 Increase to property taxes Revenue generated from tourism Net present value of permissive tax exemption
Heritage Assets as Land Use Small business incubation Tourism Buying Locally – local identity Job Creation Affordable Housing
As Physical Structures
Heritage Assets as Part of a Bigger Project Commitment to Downtown Revitalization Heritage Assets Downtown Amenities & Access Residential Development Economic Cost-Benefits Environmental Benefits (ICS Plan) Cultural & Social Benefits
Next Steps Presentation at Building Sustainable Communities Conference in November Webinar in early 2014 Available on-line at Province of BC website Working with Heritage BC on promotion & distribution
Thank you! Maria Stanborough, MCIP RPP Questions?