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City of Saint John Heritage Resources Now Online


The City of Saint John through its Heritage Conservation Service and championed by the Heritage Development Board has developed online resources focused on built heritage in Saint John. The new information is part of the City of Saint John website and offers a significant amount of information on the properties in the Heritage Conservation Areas, information on the Heritage Development Board and various other Heritage related content. Providing relevant information to the public in an electronic format using a modern communication channel is the most efficient method of reaching out and educating the public of this important part of both our past and present City.

The initiative is sponsored by the City with funding provided by the Province of New Brunswick under the Historic Places Initiative.

An interactive feature of the site will allow users to browse the designated conservation areas and view photographs and write-ups on the heritage properties from the comfort of their own homes. In addition the site provides a wealth of information for property owners who are planning on doing work on their heritage properties. There are updated and newly designed practical preservation guideline documents outlining best practices, tips, pointers and procedures for masonry, windows, doors, wood, painting and many other areas. Property owners and contractors will be able to access these guidelines at any time to help them understand the correct procedures for working on heritage properties.

The website will also detail the process to be followed when doing any exterior work in the Heritage Conservation Areas, and will provide property owners with the ability to apply for a Heritage Permit (Certificate of Appropriateness) and Heritage Grants online rather than using the current paper application forms.

Information is now available and will be consistently maintained and updated with new information, news updates and features.

The Heritage Conservation Service is provided to developers, property-owners, merchants, citizens and the general public, offering a process to have an area designated a Heritage Conservation Area under the Heritage Conservation Areas By-Law; regulates any changes or work done to the exterior of properties in Heritage Conservation areas; provides architectural, technical conservation and design advice on existing and proposed new construction; provides incentives including grants and other financial assistance to encourage and assist in the rehabilitation and development of heritage buildings; and provides information and education to promote and raise awareness of the social and economic benefits of heritage conservation to Saint John.

Please take a moment to visit out site at: http://www.saintjohn.ca/heritage