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Esquimalt adds properties to heritage register

Four more residential properties are now officially recognized for their heritage value in Esquimalt.

On Monday night, Esquimalt council approved the addition of homes at 507 Head St., 820 Dunsmuir Rd., 948 Old Esquimalt Rd. and 1211 Old Esquimalt Rd. to its community heritage register.

The owners of a home at 539 Lampson St. requested not to be included on the register until they received further information.

“It’s totally optional, we don’t force anybody to do it,” said Coun. Meagan Brame.

Being placed on the register is less formal than heritage designation and does not entail restrictive zoning for future development, Brame added.

“It just shows there is some heritage recognition,” she said.

Statements of significance will be given to the owners of each property by the Township in the coming weeks.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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