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Understanding the Difference between Heritage Designation &

Heritage Recognition
RECOGNIZED DESIGNATED
Definition Means any Heritage Resource that is Means any Heritage Resource that is
not designated by a By-law passed by designated by a By-law passed by
Council but is acknowledged as Council and becomes part of the
'Recognized' through a motion of the Heritage By-law and current Zoning
Heritage Committee. By-law.
Application Application requires Form H Application requires Form H
Application for Heritage Recognition Application for Heritage Recognition
or Designation. Owner authorization or Designation. Owner authorization
not required. required.
Criteria Applications for Recognition and Designation are evaluated based on 1)
Architectural History; 2) Context; 3) Cultural History; 4) Usability and Utilization;
5) Integrity. (See Form H for details.)
Record keeping Listed in the Heritage Resource Listed in the Heritage Resource
Inventory as recognized as part of Inventory as designated as part of
Heritage By-law No. 4540. Heritage By-law No. 4540.
Alterations 1) All alterations and development affecting a Designated Heritage
Resource must be approved through a development or Building Permit
issued under the current Zoning and Building By-laws.
2) Upon receipt of a complete development or Building Permit
application, Administration, within 10 business days, shall complete a
review of the application using the current Zoning and Building By-laws.
3) After Administration has completed a review of the application (s),
Administration, within 10 business days, shall refer the application(s)
for consideration at the next regularly scheduled
4) Upon consideration of Committee may recommend: the application(s),
(a) that the application be approved by Development Officer;
(b) that the application be approved by Development Officer, with
amendments;
(c) that the application be approved by Council;
(d) that the application be rejected.
Restoration criteria In addition to applicable In addition to applicable
Development/Building Permits, a Development/Building Permits, a
proposal for a Designated Heritage proposal for a Designated Heritage
Resource restoration must be made Resource restoration must be made
through application in Form R through application in Form R
'Application for Heritage Resource 'Application for Heritage Resource
Restoration' Restoration'
Financial assistance The property proposed for restoration The property proposed for restoration
must be either a designated Heritage must be either a designated Heritage
Building or a property eligible for Building or a property eligible for
designation in accordance with the designation in accordance with the
Yellowknife Heritage Committees Yellowknife Heritage Committees
Heritage Designation Criteria. Where a Heritage Designation Criteria. Where a
property has not yet been given property has not yet been given
Heritage Designation, an application Heritage Designation, an application
shall be submitted concurrently to the shall be submitted concurrently to the
Grant Application. For Criteria, see By- Grant Application. For Criteria, see By-
law No. 4523 Section 11 (D) i-ix. law No. 4523 Section 11 (D) i-ix.

For more information, see the following resources:

Heritage By-law No. 4540


Development Incentive By-law No. 4534

If you have any further questions about Heritage Resources, please contact the Division and Planning
and Lands at Planningandlands@yellowknife.ca or 920-5672 and one of our Planners will be happy to
assist you.

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