carberry design guides and master planning
Client: Town of Carberry
In 2006, the town of Carberry set out to re-imagine their downtown. Together with BridgmanCollaborative Architecture, members from the Town and members of the Province of Manitoba Culture and Heritage and Tourism Branch collaborated in a series of workshops to discuss the possibility of creating what would have been (at that time) the first heritage district in the Province of Manitoba. The Carberry Downtown Heritage Conservation District Guidelines were created to direct future restoration of downtown buildings. By identifying issues and providing suggestions for possible solutions, the report provided clear solutions and the next steps for planning/design.Through the process it became clear that a Heritage District is a place where the sum of all buildings together tells a greater story of place than one building ever could. By working together to achieve recognition for the Carberry Heritage District, multiple benefits and precedents of heritage districts were examined. Direct benefits to the Town included tourism, community economic development and pride of place.