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Monday, February 22 – 3rd reading for Queen’s Park Meat Market HRA application

You may have seen the signage in front of Queen Park Meat Market on Second street. What does it mean? An application has been made for the property to be re-zoned from non-conforming residential zoning to commercial zoning. Do commercial properties belong in residential areas? Have your say at the Monday, February 22 Public Hearing […]

Remembrance Day WWI New Self-Guided Veterans Walking Tour

Presented by the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society with support from the New Westminster Museum and Archives. While it’s not possible for us to gather in remembrance, there are other ways to come together and commemorate with those close to you. New Westminster Museum has compiled a map showing the family homes of 19 New […]

New West was soooo close!

Just 4% separated Queen’s Park and Steveston neighbourhoods in the August 7th poll – Steveston went on to win Best ‘hood in Greater Vancouver! In the spirit of light-hearted fun during ‘the new normal’ this summer, New West Heritage went all in for New West’s neighbourhoods in CBC’s Best Neighbourhood “contest”. By late July, Queen’s […]

Have your say over controversial HRA proposal

Sunday, November 17 | 2-4 PM |Century House, Queen’s Park – QPRA AGM Tuesday, November 19 | 6:30 PM | City Hall Advisory Planning Commission Meeting City Council – please come to 515 Fourth St. and see for yourselves – this lot is too small for the proposed design Notice from City of New Westminster: […]

President’s Message

Request to City Council: Deny the re-classification of the 1908 W.E. Walmsley House from ‘advanced’ to ‘special limited’ protection at the Monday, October 28, 2019 Public Hearing

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, […]