St. Andrews creates heritage bylaws
The seaside town has no formal bylaws to protect historic buildings
The Town of St. Andrews is steeped in history, but there aren't a lot of rules in place to protect the town's heritage.
Coun. Lee Sochasky is a part of the nine-member St. Andrews interim heritage planning committee.
"We do have some guidelines for our immediate downtown area, but all the rest of the municipality really has nothing," she said.
A long-term heritage strategy was drafted for the town last year that included recommendations on how the town should conserve heritage buildings, tree-lined streetscapes and water access.
St. Andrew's was founded in 1783 by Loyalists and more than 300 buildings are more than 100 years old.
"Is there a way we can maintain that historic character that makes us one of the best small towns in Canada and one of the most beautiful small towns?" Sochasky asked.
In the town, 250 homes have been marked with distinctive plaques by the St. Andrews Civic Trust.
The committee will report back to council this summer.