Archive for the 'Heritage Conservation Area' Category

Have your save 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: […]

Homes for the Holidays Tour Sunday, Dec. 8

It’s back! QPHF Volunteers’ Society presents its annual Homes for the Holidays Christmas homes tour. Stay tuned for more details. We’ll post the ‘buy tickets’ button in early November.

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, […]

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 […]