There are a few incentives offered to owners of properties listed on the City’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources
in order to encourage property owners to restore and preserve historic buildings and sites. These incentives are usually given in exchange for property owners legally protecting
their property so that it will be conserved for future Calgarians.
If you own a property that is on our inventory and you are interested in designating it as a Municipal Historic Resource (or if you already have done this), then some of these incentives might help compensate you for the costs of restoring and maintaining your historic resource.
- Beltline Density Transfer and Bonus Provisions
All properties in the Beltline that are on the City’s inventory are eligible to transfer unused development potential to other sites within the same land use district or area. This is made possible through policies in the Beltline Area Redevelopment Plan. For details consult the Land Use Bylaw, Part 2.
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation has grant programs to assist owners of properties that are legally protected with the restoration and maintenance. These programs are not operated by The City, so if you are interested in a grant you will need to contact them directly.
The City’s current incentives are based on a background study
done in 2010 to learn about the best practices in other cities.