Gateway Gazette

Town to Host Final Open House for Phase III of Heritage Inventory Project

 

HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River is inviting residents to share their knowledge and memories of shortlisted historic properties at the final open house of Phase III of the Heritage Inventory Project.

“As we move into the final stage of this project, we want to give residents another chance to share any information or stories they might have on these outstanding examples of High River’s heritage for inclusion in the final report,” said Sarah Mitchell, parks and culture coordinator for the Town.

The public open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Heritage Inn from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can drop-in at any time and food and refreshments will be provided.

Staff from the Town of High River, Community Design Strategies, Alberta Culture, and members of the Heritage Advisory Board will be present to answer questions regarding the project, as well the heritage designation process and possible funding opportunities for designated sites.

Phase III of the Heritage Inventory Project focused on mostly residential properties located to the east of downtown. An initial preliminary list of over 70 sites has been carefully narrowed down to 21 properties through a comprehensive ranking and research process conducted by Community Design Strategies.

The results of their research have now been compiled into draft Statements of Significance that clearly outline the important features and elements of each property.

Phase I and II of the project identified 39 commercial and residential properties in the downtown and west side of town as having historic significance.

For more information visit www.highriver.ca under the Public Forums menu, or contact:

Sarah Mitchell, parks and culture coordinator                      Merinda Conley
Town of High River                                                          Community Design Strategies Inc.
403-603-3567                                                                  403-277-1117
smitchell@highriver.ca                                                      merinda@ communitydesignstrategies.ca

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