Fonds consists of a wide variety of records relating to particular development cases (in the Director's files, to 1969 only), to subdivision and strata title conversion proposals (to 1990, microfiche copies only), and to all manner of planning activities, including photo documentation for heritage surveys, aerial survey photograph contracting for planning purposes, etc. (Both the city plans preparation and the zoning functions are best documented within the City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds.) Arranged into the following record series, including those of the Director of Planning: Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission - Minutes and other records, 1952-1971, series 623. Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department - Aerial survey paper prints and cronaflex positives, 1962-1989, series 135; Aerial survey photographs, 1950-1989, series 136; Data project printouts, 1974-1986, series 500; Departmental slide file photographs, 1960-1980, series 511; Director's Civic Design Panel minutes, 1963-1969, series 650; Director's Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board files, 1953-1969, series 134; Director's general files, 1931-1981, series 648; Downtown and West End building facades inventory photographs, 1974, series 509; Downtown and West End buildings inventory photographs, 1981, series 510; Film collection, ca. 1950-1968, series 627; Gastown (area 32) reconstruction photographs, 1974, series 584; Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register, 1984-1985, series 641; Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms, 1984-1985, series 640; Heritage inventory 1986 : photograph surveys, 1985-1986, series 639; Heritage inventory photographs, 1964, 1967-1977, series 644; Heritage Planner's demolished sites files, 1890-1996, series 642; Heritage Planner's photographs, 1939-1974, series 585; Maps, plans and drawings, 1925-1989, series 445; Miscellaneous records, 1963-1991, series 138; Photographs, ca. 1900-1991, series 137; Publications in City Publications Collection, 1954-1998, series 583; South Shaughnessy houses - data forms and photographs, 1990-1992, series 536; Strata title conversion files, 1973-1991, series 504; Subdivision files, 1931-1991, series 499.
Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Dept.