Heritage Preservation Program

The City of Lacombe, with assistance from the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (MHPP), undertook a comprehensive approach to identifying, evaluating and managing historic resources located within our community.  The Heritage Management Plan guides Heritage Preservation in Lacombe.

There are three key documents that form the City’s Preservation Program:

Municipal Heritage Survey 2010

This document provides a baseline of all resources that were aged 50 years or older.  Buildings aged 40 years were also considered for inclusion in this document. 

Municipal Heritage Inventory

The Inventory further explores the history and heritage value of over 60 sites in Lacombe.  Involvement in the Inventory was optional for all property owners.  Each of these properties now has a “Statement of Significance” which outlines the heritage value of the building and lists the “Character Defining Elements” that make the building an important heritage resource.

Heritage Management Plan 

The Heritage Management Plan provides a framework for continuing the Heritage Preservation Program. It identifies how buildings can apply for and receive municipal designation, which opens up opportunities for funding and technical support. The program also identifies key actions for the City to undertake in order to continue to celebrate, preserve and enhance the rich history of the community.