Author Archives: kathleenqpra

Sunday May 28/2017 HERITAGE HOMES TOUR 10:00am-5:00pm

Tickets are on sale now $35.00 per person at the following locations:

1. Royal City Colours: 700 12th St, New Westminster

2. Gardenworks Mandeville: 4746 Marine Dr, Burnaby

3. Champagne Taste: 1101 Royal Ave, New Westminster

4. New Westminster Museum & Archives, Anvil Centre:

777 Columbia St, New Westminster

5. Royal City Physio: 101-450 E. Columbia St (cash/cheque)

There are 11 wonderful homes spread out over the City as well as the Irving House Museum.

 

BC Conservation Areas and Links

In BC there are more than 60 Conservation Areas. Just a few links are listed for your interest.

portmoody.ca    (Port Moody has 2 HCA’s)

victoria.ca       (Victoria has 13 HCA’s)

kelowna.ca      (Kelowna has 2 HCA’s)

vancouver.ca   (Vancouver has 1 HCA)

cityofrevelstoke.ca  (Revelstoke has 1 HCA)

 

Heritage Conservation Areas and Real Estate Values

Research shows that values are more likely to increase in a conservation area because it preserves  the special character that defines a unique neighbourhood.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE QPRA ENCOURAGES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTS TO LOOK AT THE                        RESEARCH  BEHIND THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF CONSERVATION AND REAL                              ESTATE VALUES.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In your search engine just enter  Heritage Conservation Areas and Real Estate                            Values.

Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Conservation Area Survey

The Queen’s Park neighbourhood is exploring becoming New Westminster’s first Heritage Conservation Area. This could include a new requirement for Council approval for certain types of changes to existing buildings and landscaping, as well as mandatory design guidelines for new development. The basic principles for these policies were established through the Neighbourhood Heritage Study (2013-2015) and the recent public open houses.

 

SURVEY INFORMATION

Please take the time to fill out the City’s online survey.

The survey runs from November 30th-December 16/2016

Survey:                www.newwestcity.ca/qpnhs