Archive for the 'Heritage Conservation Area' Category

Letter from the President

New Westminster City Council votes to lift the freeze on HRA applications in Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area September 16, 2023 Dear Heritage New West Members, In a surprise move on September 11, City Council voted to lift the freeze on Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) applications in the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area (QPHCA). This […]

Steve Norman: Building a new legacy

Steve Norman is passionate about his city, his neighbourhood, and the historic buildings that characterize both. After spending years restoring his Arts and Crafts influenced Edwardian-era home, here is the story of his unique vision to develop the large parcel of land surrounding it. by Sheilah Harris Writer Sheilah Harris grew up in New Westminster. […]

‘Remembering in Place’ for 2021

On this year’s Remembrance Day, New West Heritage reflects on the sacrifice of those who gave their lives and the courage of those who continue to serve. In light of the continuing pandemic, please ‘Remember in Place’ by finding a moment for quiet reflection, wherever you are. Remembrance Day WWI New Self-Guided Veterans Walking Tour […]

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. Once again, we will be ‘remembering in place’ this Remembrance Day. While it’s not possible for us to gather in remembrance, the City of New Westminster is offering a number of ways to observe the day. New Westminster […]

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 […]