Attention West Vancouver Residents: If you wish to provide feedback on how West Vancouver can better preserve and enhance neighbourhood character, you may do so online.
The District of West Vancouver has applied for $1.85 million in grants from the provincial and federal governments towards a $2.5-million restoration of the Ferry Building on the Ambleside waterfront.
The Vance Residence, located at 1-620 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, is a two-and-one-half storey plus basement Edwardian era wood-frame house, located at the end of a cul-de-sac adjacent to a ravine.
If anyone knows of a project or person which is worthy of a heritage award in the following categories, please feel free to nominate them for a heritage award.
North Shore Heritage would like to remind homeowners to ensure their homes are equipped with working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in addition to smoke detectors. This is especially important for older homes that may have ageing gas furnaces.
The City of Vancouver is using financial incentives to make demolition less wasteful. Their 'Green Demolition Bylaw’ requires "Heritage homes built before 1950 and all homes built before 1910 (…) be deconstructed with a minimum of three tonnes of wood salvaged.”
When Carol Howie and her family decided to sell their 1913 craftsman home on West Vancouver’s Gordon Avenue, they feared the heritage home, known as Vinson House, would be purchased for its lot value and bulldozed. Instead, the home has been given a brand new lease on life.
The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society is lamenting the loss of a historical house on Brissenden Park that was recently demolished by the District of West Vancouver.
Residents of the District of North Vancouver who have completed an improvement to the exterior of their heritage home in the last year might be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $500 towards those costs.
The District of North Vancouver has spent the last several months consulting with individuals in the heritage community and has come up with a Draft Heritage Strategic Plan.
The West Vancouver District Council has announced the members of the newly formed Heritage Advisory Committee.
The District of West Vancouver's newly formed Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for members.
According to the District of West Vancouver website, "The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is established as an advisory body to Council and the Director of Planning and Development Services to assist in the processing of heritage applications, identifying and supporting the conservation of structures and landscapes recognized by the District as having significant heritage value and in undertaking education and engagement opportunities related to heritage conservation."
More information and a link to an application form can be found on the District of West Vancouver website. Those interested should apply by March 12, 2018.