Commission to present historic preservation plan
The Canby Heritage and Landmark Commission (HLC) has achieved a milestone.
At the June 3 work session, Canby's first Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan will be presented to the Canby City Council.
In 2019, using city of Canby funds and grants from the Kinsman Foundation and the National Park Service, the HLC hired Northwest Vernacular, LLC (NWV), a historic preservation consulting firm was enlisted to assess the city's existing preservation efforts and develop strategies to improve the city's preservation program.
As part of their assessment, the NWV team toured neighborhoods and commercial areas, reviewed the city's plans, policies and ordinances that relate to preservation, and gathered feedback from members of the community via a survey and stakeholder interviews.
"I was impressed with the scope of their work. NWV took into consideration all of the community's resources, from historic neighborhoods to parks to transportation corridors to waterways, and more," said Carol Palmer, HLC project leader. "Most importantly they recognized the importance of our agricultural history and how it has informed the evolution of the community."
The June 3 meeting, beginning at 6:15 p.m., is open to the public, although due to social-distancing measures, watching via Youube is encouraged. A copy of the preservation plan and the presentation will be included in a packet that will be posted on the city's website by May 27.
"I encourage anyone who is interested to review the plan and provide comments," said Jennifer Giller, HLC chairwoman.
The city will have information on how to participate in the new virtual environment at canbyoregon.gov/.
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