Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Program
Under Section 614 of the Local Government Act, a municipality may designate an area as a heritage conservation area in order to provide long-term protection to the heritage character of the area in its entirety. All properties located within a designated heritage conservation area are subject to the conservation requirements (regardless of whether it is a protected heritage property or not) and applicable heritage policies and design guidelines, set out by the local government.
Richmond's Steveston Village was designated as a heritage conservation area in 2009. Steveston Village is valued for the extent of its historic character and intrinsic heritage resources which are seen less in individual buildings than in the cumulative effect. The special heritage features and character of the Steveston Village are identified in the Steveston Village Conservation Strategy.
|Moncton Street in Steveston (ca 1908) - City of Richmond Archives 1978-0005-00019|
Identified Heritage Properties within the Heritage Conservation Area
The City's 2041 Official Community Plan identifies properties that are to be protected heritage properties within the Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Area. These properties are considered to significantly embody the heritage character of Steveston. Alterations to these properties will be reviewed and considered on the merits of their conservation and heritage values. The map below shows the boundaries of the Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Area as well as the identified heritage resources to be protected; the identified heritage resources are 17 protected heritage buildings and five other types of resources such as docks and landscape features.
Note: Full size map available in Planning Bulletin 03 below.
Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Grant Program
The Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Grant Program was established in 2009 to provide financial assistance to property owners for conserving the exterior of identified heritage buildings in the Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Area.
- The maximum funding amount per identified heritage building is $150,000, based on 50% of the total eligible expenses;
- The additional funding amount available for exceptional heritage conservation projects is $100,000; and
- For a registered non-profit society, the percentage of the total eligible expenses is 75%.
Additional details can be found in the following bulletin.
Alterations to these protected resources will be reviewed and considered on the merits of their conservation of heritage values.
Heritage Alteration Permit
In order to manage changes to the buildings and properties located within the Steveston Village Conservation Area and ensure that the changes meet the design objectives, the City requires a Heritage Alteration Permit for the following works:
- Constructing a building or structure or an addition to an existing building or structure;
- Altering a building or structure (including demolition, renovation, repairs, maintenance) or land (including a landscape feature);
- Sign installation; and
- Exterior painting.
For more information about the Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Area, please see the following bulletin:
For further information, please contact:
Planning and Development Division
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1