Catherine Nasmith at HCD Workshop
Heritage Conservation District Workshops Peterborough
Working with municipal staff in Arts, Culture and Heritage we designed two workshops to explain both what a Heritage Conservation District is--the benefits and responsibilities, and to identify potential HCD's in the city. Of those approximately ten areas, we identified 3 neighbourhoods with the highest level of interest who were subsequently invited to participate in the second workshop. One of the key questions was "Is your neighbourhood ready to participate in an HCD process". There was a high level of interest in the subject, and in achieving protection.
Out of that process a the Avenues area was identified and a subsequent RFP issued for a heritage consultant to undertake their first Heritage Conservation District Study.