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WEBINAR: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013: 3PM EST
City of Victoria's Heritage Tax Incentive Program
In 1998, the City of Victoria introduced a program of tax exemptions for Heritage-Designated buildings in the Downtown core to stimulate the conversion of vacant or underutilized upper floors to residential use. In partnership with the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust, the Program has been a very successful revitalization strategy for Victoria’s stock of superb Nineteenth Century commercial heritage buildings and for attracting new life to Victoria’s central core area.
To date, 34 heritage buildings have been completely rehabilitated and seismically upgraded and 600 new residential units have been created Downtown. A total of $205 million in new private investment is revitalizing the historic centre of the City. Join us to hear how the program is administered and the advantages of replicating a similar program in your district!
Senior Heritage Planner
City of Victoria Planning Division
Steve Barber has been the Heritage Planner in Victoria for 27 years and prior to that, was a Heritage Planner for 8 years in Winnipeg. He received a Masters of Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Calgary and has taught courses in heritage conservation at the University of Victoria.
The 2013-2014 Best Practices Series is presented by the International Downtown Association (IDA)
Webinar Registration $70
HERITAGE WEEK: FEBRUARY 17-23, 2014
It's not too soon to be thinking about something fun and educational to do for Heritage Week, February 17-23, 2014.
» Heritage Week 2014
Heritage Education Programs
For more about what's going on at Old School & The Vancouver Heritage Foundation, UVic Cultural Resources Management Program and other educational opportunities please check out our Education section. And sign up for the HBC Update to get the latest news!
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