Museum & Cultural Heritage Committee Proposed Non-Designated Sites For Heritage Registry Prepared by- Dave Heyworth, MCIP, RPP Keith Overend, MCHC Designated Sites The Register of Designated Properties under The Ontario Heritage Act lists below: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Forsythe-Pattison-Kilbridge (Bertie Hall) - 657 Niagara Blvd. Designated by Ontario Heritage Foundation Former Bertie Township Hall- 402 Ridge Road Designated by Ontario Heritage Foundation Memorial Ridge Mausoleum - n/s Garrison Road Designated by Ontario Heritage Foundation Holloway Memorial Chapel s/w point Abino Road Designated by Ontario Heritage Foundation Point Abino Lighthouse National Historic Site, Designated by Ontario Heritage Ministry, Town of Fort Erie 848 Garrison Road Designated by Ontario Heritage Foundation 264 Ridge Road Town of Fort Erie 477 Ridge Road Town of Fort Erie 1340 Ridge Road North Town of Fort Erie 2029 Ridge Road Town of Fort Erie 36 Concesion Road Town of Fort Erie 1918 Nigh Road Town of Fort Erie 3347 Bowen Road Town of Fort Erie 168 Battery Street Town of Fort Erie 202 Dufferin Street Town of Fort Erie 180 Maple Lane Town of Fort Erie 366 Ridge Rd. Town of Fort Erie 348 Ridge Road North, Town of Fort Erie Point Abino Lighthouse Keepers Dwelling, Town of Fort Erie Slide Name – Date – Page Number What Being On The Registry Means •Property owners on the registry must give the Clerk 60 days notice prior to demolition of the site. •A building on the Registry is simply protected from demolition for a period of 60 days, unless it is a designated building. A building designated under the Act has significant architectural and/or historical attributes that warrant protection. It is only the features and attributes identified in the designation by-law that are protected. • Placing a non-designated building on the Registry provides the municipality time to further evaluate the site and discuss designation with the property owner. It assists in prioritizing sites for the Committee’s review of sites for designation. • In general, the Committee only averages a couple of designations per year. The Town’s approach has been one of a collaborative approach with property owners when dealing with designations under the Heritage Act. Therefore, the recommended approach for putting additional non-designated sites on the Registry is to notify property owners and provide them the opportunity to comment. Process For Considering NonDesignated Sites For Registry. • The Committee assessed over 100 sites from the previous LACAC list of possible sites to be considered for review. •A working group of the Committee considered the detailed designation guidelines on a preliminary basis when assessing various buildings, as well as Many Voices. •The working group visited each site from the road-there were no interior inspections. •Pictures were taken of each building. •Only a few sites were not assessed because of lack of access. •The sites were grouped from 1 to 4. •Group 1-of major significance and importance, worthy of designation. •Group 2-Significant, worthy of designation •Group 3- Noteworthy, worthy of documentation •Group 4 Of no importance Guidelines For Evaluating Sites For Designation The Committee established detailed guidelines for assessing sites for designation. The Detailed guidelines assessed points based on: 1. 2. 3. 4. Architecture-style,construction,age,architect, design, interior. History-person, event, context. Context-continuity, landmark Bonus-some aspect that doesn’t lend itself to groupings. Assessment Committee’s assessment and grouping of sites • 29 Group 1 sites • 9 Group 2 Sites •3 Significant sites that should be noted as sites of interest, but not necessarily on the registry- Peace Bridge, International Railway Bridge, Horse Track Stadium •The number of Group 3 sites are worthy of documentation, but don’t necessarily need to be on the registry. •Currently when the Town receives a demolition permit it is forwarded to the Museum and a Committee member or staff go out and take pictures. Group 1-Examples Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1832-1836 House Greek Revival 90+ excellent house The Grange 1 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry 1 Burns Pl. Fort Erie Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1893 Church Gothic Revival 90+ excellent church St. Paul’s Church 1 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry 325 Niagara Blvd., Fort Erie Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1812 House Federal 90+ excellent house The Haun Lawson House 1 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry 3555 Yacht Harbour Rd., Crystal Beach Group 2-Examples Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1870’s house Italianate 90+ excellent house The Sherk house 2 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry 5187 Sherkston Rd., Sherkston Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1873 school Italianate 80+ good Retail/residential SS #5 2 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry 2459 Dominion Rd., Ridgeway Year Built Built As Style % Original Condition Present Use Name Score 1921 clubhouse Shingle 80+ excellent clubhouse Cherry Hill Golf Club 2 Town of Fort Erie Potential Additions to the Heritage Registry East side Cherry Hill Blvd., Ridgeway Next Steps • The Committee members have pent significant time scoping and reviewing nondesignated sites for the Registry. •Report CDS-05-2011 represents a first step. •Property owners will be notified and provided 30 days for comment. •Staff and Committee members will make themselves available to discuss any concerns with property owners •Staff will prepare a final recommendation report after the property owner consultation phase.