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Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam, & Langley
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) project in New Westminster. HRA allows the development of a 6 to 8-storey residential building for 168 units with a total floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.3. The proposal provides a total of 38 three-bedroom units (23%) and 52 two-bedroom units (31%) which exceeds the family-friendly housing requirements of 10% three-bedroom and 30% two-and three-bedroom units. The HRA facilitates retention, restoration, and protection of the Woods House (1890).
We worked closely with Aldergrove-based Canadian Valley Growers to launch their new direct-to-consumer garden centre chain, Urban Roots, in Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Langley. Let us know your thoughts here.
Council approved a Heritage Revitalization Agreement after several community members spoke in favour of saving three heritage homes and relocating them to a property at the corner of St. George and Douglas in Moody Centre. Check out the latest renovation layout plans. Click here to see what it will be like to live in a revitalized Port Moody heritage home.
We offer guided tours of the local urban developments in Port Moody. A great opportunity to enjoy the neighbourhood and share your thoughts about urban design and its impact on quality of life.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not have any tours scheduled for 2021. Please check back later for further announcements.
Tour dates: To be announced
In 2008, Gaetan Royer published Time for Cities, a "blueprint to build a just society in Canada." In it, he examines how Canadian cities need resources and powers to meet their potential and explains how over time they've become expected to do more with less.
Our report, "Back in House," directly tackles the myth that contracted-out services cost less. In fact, 80% of the returning services in the Canadian case studies examined in the report cited cost savings. It's part of a Canadian and an international trend that, to date, has received very little coverage.
Learn more about these findings in our webinar and get a few useful case studies in Canada and around the world under your belt.
CityState is proud to have played a role in exploring options to save this piece of the Tri-Cities' heritage. Ma Murray is a prominent Canadian whose homestead was worth preserving. It was demolished in 2019.
We met with Anmore Heritage Society volunteers, listened to their goals, took their concerns into consideration, and created a preliminary Concept Plan. Globe & Mail's Kerry Gold did a great job capturing both the educational opportunities and the challenges ahead in this project.
See her article here...