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
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.
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