The heritage value of Barrington Street lies in the historical and architectural significance of its buildings, its open spaces, and its evolution as Halifax’s principal downtown commercial street over 250 years from settlement to today.
The aim of the Barrington Street Heritage Conservation District is to encourage conservation, restoration and commercial revitalization of Barrington Streets historic buildings, streetscapes, and public spaces.
Both a plan [PDF] and a By-law [PDF] are in place to guide development in the district.
Your municipal government strives to protect the heritage district through carefully created design guidelines, stronger demolition controls, municipal grants, permit fee waivers, and property tax credits.
What is a heritage conservation district?
A heritage conservation district is an area of urban or rural properties (collectively) deemed to have local or community heritage values.
Future heritage conservation districts will be developed by the community and for the community and must create their own plan and by-law that identify the heritage values of the district and how those values are to be preserved.
All of the properties contained within the district's boundaries, registered and non-registered, become affected by new plan and By-law.
View the heritage conservation districts that are currently being considered here.