Bedford Landing Recognized for Heritage Conservation
Three private-property owners have been recognized for heritage conservation, in a new award program established by the Langley Heritage Society.
The recipients include the congregation of the St. Andrew's United Church, the owners of Fort Langley's Beatniks Bistro, and Parklane Homes for its housing development, Bedford Landing.
The awards were presented at the annual general meeting of the Heritage Society on Friday, April 23.
ParkLane Homes' Bedford Landing residential development won recognition for saving many large artifacts from the site of the old McDonald Cedar Mill on Bedford Channel in Fort Langley, and the preservation of local history through street names and signage.
Log boom cranes, a hydraulic debarker and a pump house are among the artifacts on display along the Fort to Fort Trail.
The developer's award also recognizes public access provided to the waterfront and the Fort to Fort Trail and a network of other trails on the old mill site, the use of the names of early residents on streets and trails, and interpretive signs, including old photographs, which note the area's history and environment.
ParkLane has set a very high standard that we hope other developers in the community will live up to, Pepin said.
Harrison Han, who accepted the award for ParkLane, said the project is an example of what is possible with the right kind of collaboration between the developer and the community.
Bedford Landing received the award for incorporating many aspects of local history in a new development.
The Heritage Society will continue the program by keeping track of heritage related projects in Langley and each year select one award in each of the three categories
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