Vancouver city councillors have voted in favour of designating the First Shaughnessy neighbourhood as its first-ever heritage conservation area.
Councillors voted in support of an amended bylaw that prevents any homes in the neighbourhood built before 1940 from being demolished.
During public hearings last summer, many people voiced support for preserving Vancouver’s history, while others were worried about property values dropping.
Vancouver Heritage Commission chair Richard Keate calls it a terrific decision, adding property values for those heritage homes will eventually grow at a steady rate.
(Photo credit: Vancouver Heritage Society)