Armstrong's Point District HCD Plan
The City of Winnipeg, along with HTFC Planning & Design Inc., SPAR Planning and Historyworks have been exploring the creation of Heritage Conservation Districts in our city using Armstrong's Point neighbourhood as a Case Study. The following describes the stages taken to date in this process:
- Fall 2013 - Research project kick off - team investigated common frameworks for Heritage Districts in other cities, both in Canada and internationally. Also began looking at feasibility of creating a Heritage District in Winnipeg's Armstrong's Point neighbourhood.
- Community Workshop #1 - Nov. 26, 2013
- Community Workshop #2 - January 14, 2014
- Open House - June 2014
- May 2014 - completion of "Final Report: Policies & Procedures Framework" and "Final Report: Case Study". These documents together recommended how Winnipeg could create and enact a Heritage District within current legislation, as well as assess Armstrong's Point's readiness for such a district.
- Spring 2015 - kick off of formal Study Phase with the objective of inventorying the area of the proposed Heritage District, establishing boundaries, and ascertaining if the area possesses sufficient heritage merit to warrant a Heritage District.
- Community Workshop #3 - October 15, 2015
- May 2016 - completion of "Armstrong's Point Heritage Conservation District Study" & "Appendix - These documents provide a thorough catalogue of all properties within the proposed district, establish a boundary, and strongly recommend the area be designated a Heritage District.
- Community Workshop #4 - June 22, 2016 - kick off for the Plan writing phase.
- Community workshop #5 - November 9, 2016 - Presented draft of HCD Plan.
- Final Open House April 19, 2017