When you are considering making alterations to a heritage building, we encourage you to maintain its architectural and historical elements (as outlined in the General Standards and Guidelines).
- Most alterations, including mechanical or electrical work, which are not damaging to the building's structural and historical integrity can be done at the owner's discretion.
- Alterations to properties on the Register which requires a development permit is subject to review by the Heritage Planner.
- All Edmonton Land Use Bylaw and Alberta Building Code requirements continue to apply to properties on the Register.
- The existing zoning, and attendant development rights and regulations, continue to apply to properties on the Register.
- All existing City regulations regarding fencing and landscaping continue to apply.
- Any proposed alterations to the interiors of houses on the Register, including any modifications to the plumbing, electrical or mechanical will not be subject to review or evaluation by the Heritage Planner. Only the standard development permit and building permit regulations will apply.
- Any alterations to existing accessory buildings on the property will not be subject to review by the Heritage Planner unless an impact is apparent which affects the house as viewed from the public right-of-way.
- The natural evolution of resources on the Register will be respected. Owners are encouraged to maintain their properties by replicating as closely as possible the resources' original design and materials. This does not prevent the application of contemporary processes and materials.