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Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department
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Planning studies

Series consists of reports, studies, surveys, briefs, policy drafts, applications, notes, and discussion papers relating to planning and development. The records document research on a range of topics including development within planning areas, costs for provision of services, rezoning and development proposals, proposals for financing, social trends and social planning, marketing studies, reports on land use options, and policy guidelines. The series includes reports presented to the Planning Department, as well as briefs and reports prepared by the Planning Department for presentation to other bodies.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Public buildings

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to planning activities associated with the construction, renovation and maintenance of various municipally-owned buildings and properties, including the Municipal Hall, the Public Safety Building, and the Works Yard. Also includes records relating to the School Board Administration Building

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Development index cards and information sheets

Series consists of information sheets and index cards relating to the development application process and case files. These lists and cards served as a manual finding aid and are arranged in permit number order, alphabetically, or in section-block-range order. Within these different arrangements the cards often proceeds chronologically by year. The series is comprised of 11 sub-series which deal with the various types of development permits including: major (MAJ) and minor (MIN) developments; special use permits (SUP), Land Commission Act appeals (LCA), and strata title conversion (STC) applications.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Major subdivision applications

Series consists of correspondence between the developer and the municipality, draft or conceptual site plans, copies of legal agreements, application forms, checklists, and staff reports, all of which document the major subdivision development application process. A major subdivision development is one that requires the construction of new roads and services, unlike minor subdivision developments where the lot or parcel of land is served by existing roads and services. Major subdivisions can be residential, commercial, manufacturing, or industrial. Some files contain a particular type of legal agreement, the Land Use Contract, an optional development control device used by the municipality between 1971 and 1977 to establish the terms and conditions of land use and development. The municipality and the developer entered into a Land Use Contract for certain major developments according to the impact of the proposed development on present and future public costs, environmental concerns, the fulfillment of community goals, and the provision of necessary public space. Because major subdivisions are subject to levies or fees which help to pay for the capital costs of sewer, water, drainage, highways, roads, and open space, as well as to administrative fees, performance bonds, and maintenance bonds, some files also contain financial records. The series documents the scope of development in Richmond over a twenty year period. It also provides insight into the evolution of the application process and the role of the Planning Department, which was responsible for the coordination of the application process from the department's creation in 1957 until its reorganization into the Urban Development Division in 1992.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Community planning

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, reports, plans, and photographs relating to planning and implementing the Official Community Plan, area and neighbourhood planning, urban design, heritage planning, transportation planning and disaster planning. The series is made up of seven sub-series which document the role of the Planning Department in carrying out community planning activities, including ongoing relations between the City and other levels of government, and consultations with residents and community groups relating to a wide range of community planning and development issues and initiatives.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Social and neighbourhood planning

Series consists of proposals, reports, memoranda, correspondence, plans, and photographs relating to the planning and provision of a broad range of social and neighbourhood services. The series is made up of eight sub-series which document specific areas of social and neighbourhood planning, including: provision of services for handicapped persons, e.g., employment, recreation, and access to public buildings; planning for health care services; planning for special needs and general housing; distributing grants; acting as a source for the distribution of information regarding social services; and overseeing the provision of specific personal social services, e.g., child care, crisis intervention, seniors, rehabilitation, and multicultural programs.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Special planning studies

Series consists of memoranda, reports, and correspondence relating to the preparation and presentation of special planning studies. Records in this series reflect specific areas of environmental study and investigation, e.g., the condition of trees in bog forests, heritage and community tree studies, sloughs, and the placement of cycle paths and other recreational trails. Includes records relating to planning for downtown revitalization, large scale retail outlets, golf courses, and crime prevention.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Administration

Series consists of policy statements, memoranda, correspondence, plans, and reports, relating to Planning Department administration. Records in this series document administrative functions including policy, program and operational planning, and the administration and development of regulations and bylaws. Includes records relating to liaison activities with council and municipal committees, commissions and task forces, as well as to external associations and planning groups, including the Greater Vancouver Regional District and other regional authorities.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Development

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, policy statements, agreements, reports, maps and building plans relating to the role of the Planning Department in all aspects of development. The series is made up of seven sub-series which document the role of the Planning Department in assessing, approving or rejecting new developments, providing public works services, and establishing policy and land use regulations relating to development activities. Records in this series cover a range of topics, including major works programs, development policy, emergency planning, residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural development, the aquisition and leasing of lands, the naming of roads, the provision of public works services, e.g., gas, hydro, telephone, sewer and water, as well as the administration of the Civic Centre, the Senior's Activity Centre, and various school and park facilities.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Zoning

Series consists of memoranda, zoning information plans/maps, copies of bylaws, correspondence, and plans relating to the role of the Planning Department in administering zoning bylaw regulations. The records document the establishment of zoning generally, and for specific purposes, e.g., churches, roadside stands and liquor establishments; the establishment and development of zoning bylaws and specific zoning districts and areas, e.g., agricultural, residential, industrial, commercial; and the operations and functions of the Board of Variance.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Reports and statistics

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, studies and statistical summaries relating to planning and development functions and activities. Includes statistical reports and studies relating to education, housing, population, family and employment in Richmond.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Air photographs

Series consists of photomaps and photomosaics created between 1935 and 1989. Includes individual photomaps of various sections of Richmond, accompanied by a key plan; a photomap of the Steveston waterfront; and photomosaics of all of Richmond.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Schematic base maps

Series consists of schematic base maps mostly created by the Planning Department between 1956 and 1983, and revised between 1971 and 1978. Used by Planning, the maps show plan and lot numbers, and parcel dimensions. Included on most maps are section road logs providing details of the gazetting and/or by-law approval for specific roads.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Zoning maps

Series consists of maps created by the Planning Department between 1956 and 1987. Maps show zoning classifications by block, range and section, or zoning designations throughout Richmond. Includes originals and updated component information sheets. Most maps indicate plan and lot numbers, and some show lot dimensions. Legends explaining most zoning classification symbols accompany some of the maps

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Subdivision plans

Series consists of maps of proposed subdivisions within various sections, blocks and ranges and zoning classifications in Richmond. Some maps show lot and plan numbers and lot dimensions.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Area planning plans

Series consists of base maps of, and plans for, existing and proposed features in various community areas of Richmond. Individual plans show types and extent of commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural land use; locations of schools, parks and churches; roads, walkways and traffic volume; sewers; waterfront facilities; and landscaping.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Development fees report maps

Series consists of maps produced as part of a report recommending new procedures to conform to the 1977 Municipal Amendment Act (Bill 42), updated to May, 1986. Bill 42 stipulated that after January 1, 1979, municipalities would be required to pass by-laws specifying, in advance, development charges and public works associated with development. Establishing the areas affected by the Act, the maps show area boundaries, and existing and proposed capital works in the West and East sectors of Richmond. Includes original and update map set, and 2 bound copy sets.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Information map series

Series consists of information maps created to show a variety of features of, and illustrate issues relevant to, Richmond. Included are maps showing land use, soils, geology and natural areas; land ownership, population density and distribution; job distribution; aircraft noise impact; and sewers, storm drainage and roads.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Controlled mosaic part of the Municipality of Richmond

Series consists of vertical air photographs of Richmond which constitute a contiguous area map. Each image provides detailed visual information relating to buildings, artificial geographic features and natural geographic features.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Miscellaneous Planning Department architectural drawings

Series contains various architectural drawings and accompanying cartographic material made or received by the Richmond Planning Department, which do not depict municipal buildings. Included are drawings of commercial buildings, residential developments, drawings of the Brighouse Trinity Lutheran Church, and drawings of various airport structures.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Mapping and Production Centre photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by Production Centre staff during the 1980s and 1990s. The photographs recorded natural features of Richmond along with buildings, subdivisions, farming and industrial activities. These photographs were used in various Richmond municipal publications and in public presentations of the Planning Department.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, surveys and reports relating to the Planning Department's involvement and interaction with the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board for a period of ten years, from 1959 to 1969. These are not the official records of the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board. Records in this series document the role of the Richmond municipal government and it's Planning Department; in the growth and development of municipal and regional planning, in the preparation of various LMRPB studies, and the development of planning legislation in B.C. Included in the series are minutes of Executive Committee meetings, records of the LMRPB Technical Advisory Committee, budget proposals, position and policy statments, correspondence regarding the appointment of Board members, and records documenting the preparation and final product of the various LMRPB studies, surveys, plans and reports.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department