Archive for the 'Heritage Conservation Area' Category

Heritage designation – the Winnipeg experience

Opinion: Heritage designations are not something to fear Brent Bellamy Columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press “Building owner opposes heritage designation” has become a regular headline in Winnipeg over the past few years. One by one, buildings are being nominated for designation — the Bay, the Manitoba Club, the University of Manitoba — and, one […]

To our neighbours who support the proposed Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area

The HCA is not a ‘done deal’ – we need your support this Tuesday, June 13 at City Hall While it may seem that the June 13th public hearing is a formality to confirm New Westminster’s first HCA in Queen’s Park – it’s not! We need a majority vote for the HCA from members of […]

An open letter to the residents of Queen’s Park

The Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area: Protection and incentives make this a win-win proposal If City Council does not approve a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA), we will be back to the status quo – where no house (other than a few designated properties which have significant restrictions on what exterior alterations can be made) will […]

New changes for proposed Queen’s Park Conservation Area

City Council working to address concerns of homeowners with small homes in the proposed Queen’s Park Conservation Area After three years of research and discussion, the City-appointed Queen’s Park Working Group (a group of 12 residents who represent a cross-section of Queen’s Park stakeholders, including representation from the Queen’s Park Residents Association, the New Westminster […]

Queen’s Park Heritage – Worth Saving

  According the City’s statistics for the five years from 2011-2015, 12 houses (total) were demolished – in 2016 alone, there were 7 demolitions requested (five approved, two denied).  If we continue at that rate, Queen’s Park will lose 35 houses in the next five years. by Maureen Arvanitidis New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society Member, […]

Do you support the Queen’s Park HCA? Write to City Hall

Show your support for the proposed HCA by: 1.Writing a letter or emailing the Mayor (jcote@newwestcity.ca) and Councilors (clerks@newwestcity.ca) State your support for the proposed Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) in Queen’s Park Add a few brief lines (or more) about why you support the HCA Please include your New Westminster address 2. Attending this Monday’s […]

The New Westminster Record: The Changing City

Save More Heritage Homes by Theresa McManus | tmcmanus@newwestrecord.ca (re-printed from the Thursday, March 9, 2017 edition of The Record; photos added from Monday, March 6 city council meeting presentation by NWHPS) Group wants more homes to get ‘advanced protection’ Heritage advocates are encouraging the city to expand the number of houses that will be given […]

Auspicious timing for this year’s Homes Tour

In the midst of planning for this year’s May 29th Heritage Homes Tour, NWHPS’s Board had reason to celebrate City Council’s decision to proceed with a Queen’s Park neighbourhood heritage conservation area (HCA) implementation plan. NWHPS members Maureen Arvanitidis (president) and directors Deane Gurney and Steve North (also representing Queen’s Park Residents Association) have been part […]

HRA’s – Balancing the past and creating a future

NWHPS president Maureen Arvanitidis talks to the Early Edition’s host Rick Cluff about Heritage Revitalization Agreements in New Westminster Maureen Arvanitidis joined Rick Cluff to talk about the Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) that was presented at a public hearing Monday, April 27. City Council is considering the application to sub-divide the 1897 Lynch property in […]

Study Group working to protect endangered Queen’s Park Heritage Homes

In his November 8, 2013, New Westminster News Leader reporter Grant Granger covered the aftermath of the demolition of 221 – 3rd Avenue, including City Council’s plan to bring together the community “to work on ways to ensure the neighbourhood’s old treasures don’t disappear by forming a working group involving several stakeholders”. It’s early days […]