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Irrepressible New Westminster

General Characteristics

New Westminster 1 New Westminster, historically an important city in the Lower Mainland of mountainous British Columbia, Canada, and now a municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, was the capital of the mainland Colony of British Columbia from 1858 until merger of the mainland and island colonies in 1866 and was the province’s largest city until Vancouver overtook it in population early in the 20th Century. New Westminster is in the southeastern part of the Burrard Peninsula on the north bank of the Fraser River about 12 miles from the City of Vancouver, adjacent to Burnaby and Coquitlam, and across the Fraser River from Surrey. The Queensborough portion of New Westminster is on the eastern tip of Lulu Island adjacent to Richmond on the river downstream. Total city land area is 5.9 square miles. In the 2011 Census the population was 65,976, of which in census terms “visible minorities,” mostly Asian, accounted for about 35, “aboriginals” 4, and “European Canadians” 61 percent.

Historical Development

The discovery of gold in British Columbia caused fear of an American invasion and takeover. For this reason, the colonial government in 1859 established Queensborough as the first official capital for its defensible location and communication facilities by water. The London government, however, did not favor “Queensborough,” so Queen Victoria renamed the city after Westminster, where the Houses of Parliament stand. From this renaming by the queen came the official nickname “The Royal City.” A year later, New Westminster became the first British Columbia city to incorporate under an elected municipal government. It was then the principal staging point for prospectors traveling to the gold fields beyond Yale and Port Douglas up the Fraser River.

New Westminster 3When the colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island merged in 1866, Victoria on Vancouver Island, not New Westminster on the mainland, became the capital of British Columbia by a vote of 13 to 8 in the legislature. After British Columbia became the sixth province of the Dominion of Canada, the Royal City’s economy benefited from the Canadian Pacific Railway extension to Vancouver with a spur to New Westminster in 1886, although most rail traffic went to Vancouver, where the port never froze, unlike the Fraser River in winter at New Westminster. Twelve years later, in 1898, a devastating fire destroyed most of downtown New Westminster. New Westminster’s Chinatown, one of the earliest and largest in the mainland colony, perished in the Great Fire of 1898, and none remains in New Westminster today.

Columbia Street

The downtown heart of New Westminster close to the city waterfront, Columbia Street in its heyday was the main commercial retail and service centre for Burnaby, Coquitlam, and the whole Fraser Valley. The high-quality shopping experience drew customers from even Vancouver by interurban rail or by car via Kingsway (originally Westminster Highway or Westminster Road). The 1964 completion of the Trans-Canada Highway bypass and the building of suburban malls with plentiful free parking drove Columbia Street into a slump during which many businesses abandoned the downtown district.

In October 2006, Columbia Street changed alignment to one lane in both directions with a bicycle lane and reverse-angle parking to encourage pedestrian and bicycling traffic. Construction or renovation projects at the Plaza 88 condominium towers, the Columbia Theatre, and the Westminster Pier Park are evidence of some rejuvenation.

Front Street

Originally a dockside street and market, Front Street converted to a truck route and elevated parking facility during the 1960s to increase parking space for Columbia Street. More recently, it has been the scene of a thriving trade in antiques and a frequent location for feature film productions.

New Westminster 2Information Links:

http://newwestchamber.com
http://www.downtownnewwest.ca
http://www.newwestcity.ca
http://www.newwestpcr.ca/recreation/recreation_facilities.php
http://www.newwestcity.ca/business/planning_development/official-community-plan

Queensborough

When Queen Victoria renamed the city, “Queensborough” became the name of the New Westminster section of Lulu Island across the river channel from the southwestern mainland end of the city. Queensborough is today an area of low- to middle-income housing with some new condominium complexes near the Westminster Quay development.

New Westminster Live MLS Listings

Irrepressible New Westminster

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  • 1135 SALTER Street in New Westminster: Queensborough Land for sale : MLS®# R2839301

    1135 SALTER Street Queensborough New Westminster V3M 6A4
    Main Photo: 1135 SALTER Street in New Westminster: Queensborough Land for sale : MLS®# R2839301
    $16,800,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2839301
    Prime location ~ Very Rare to find this size of townhome project ~ 45 Unit Townhome Development property in highly desirable Queensborough, New Westminster !!! One of the few large parcels available in this area. Land Pre-loading completed. Total 2.31 Acre land (165' x 611'). Application already under process and DEVELOPMENT PERMIT anticipated to be issued eta. by April 2024. Call for details. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Dream Home Realty
  • 909 913 915 TWELFTH Street in New Westminster: Moody Park Land for sale : MLS®# R2846163

    909 913 915 TWELFTH Street Moody Park New Westminster V3M 4K5
    Main Photo: 909 913 915 TWELFTH Street in New Westminster: Moody Park Land for sale : MLS®# R2846163
    $6,795,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2846163
    Development Project For Sale - Conditional Rezoning approval already granted for a 40 unit, 32,599 sq.ft. strata condo development. This land assembly is a rare opportunity to own a prime 5-storey development site located in the heart of New Westminster. The property is ideally situated on upper Twelfth Street offering close proximity to transit, St Thomas Moore private school, and endless and shops and services directly out your door. This is one of the best remaining opportunities to acquire a development site in the area. Site plans and reports are available upon request. Rear lane to be purchased from the City. Please do not walk on the property. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 2021 MARINE Way in New Westminster: Connaught Heights House for sale : MLS®# R2847628

    2021 MARINE Way Connaught Heights New Westminster V3M 2H2
    Main Photo: 2021 MARINE Way in New Westminster: Connaught Heights House for sale : MLS®# R2847628
    $3,999,999
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2847628
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,652 sq. ft.
    ATTENTION DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS. This property is a 12,396 sq. ft. parcel of land in a comprehensive development plan. This large lot is located right next to 22nd St SkyTrain station. The property has road and laneway access. Amazing potential with this holding property in Connaught Heights in the reignited 22nd Street Station Area Bold Vision OCP. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX LIFESTYLES REALTY
  • 1927 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2769306

    1927 MARINE Way West End NW New Westminster V3M 2E4
    Main Photo: 1927 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2769306
    $3,832,140
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2769306
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,008 sq. ft.
    Developers alert! Opportunity to acquire 2 or more lots for redevelopment of a 6-storey condo development. This property is sold in conjunction with 1923 Marine Way. The purpose of the Inclusionary Housing Policy is to help meet the City's affordable rental housing needs by securing built below-market and non-market rental units in new multi-unit strata residential and mixed-use residential developments seeking additional density. Buyer to verify with the City. This site is conveniently located near the 22nd Street Skytrain station. With the asking price and a development at 2.5 FSR, the price per buildable sets this at a favorable number for redevelopment. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties and eXp Realty
  • 1915 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2770164

    1915 MARINE Way West End NW New Westminster V3M 2E4
    Main Photo: 1915 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2770164
    $3,658,888
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2770164
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,250 sq. ft.
    Developers alert! Opportunity to acquire 2 or more lots for redevelopment of a 6-storey condo development. The purpose of the Inclusionary Housing Policy is to help meet the City's affordable rental housing needs by securing built below-market and non-market rental units in new multi-unit strata residential and mixed-use residential developments seeking additional density. Buyer to verify with the City. This site is conveniently located near the 22nd Street Skytrain station. With the asking price and development at 2.5 FSR, the price per buildable sets this at a favorable number for redevelopment. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties and eXp Realty
  • 1923 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2828960

    1923 MARINE Way West End NW New Westminster V3M 2E4
    Main Photo: 1923 MARINE Way in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2828960
    $3,395,968
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2828960
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,764 sq. ft.
    Developers alert! Opportunity to acquire 2 or more lots for redevelopment of a 6-storey condo development. This property is sold in conjunction with 1927 Marine Way. The purpose of the Inclusionary Housing Policy is to help meet the City’s affordable rental housing needs by securing built below-market and non-market rental units in new multi-unit strata residential and mixed-use residential developments seeking additional density. Buyer to verify with the City. This site is conveniently located near the 22nd Street Skytrain station. With the asking price and a development at 2.5 FSR, the price per buildable sets this at a favorable number for redevelopment. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties and eXp Realty
  • 109 THIRD Avenue in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale in "Queen's Park" : MLS®# R2853028

    109 THIRD Avenue Queens Park New Westminster V3L 1L7
    Main Photo: 109 THIRD Avenue in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale in "Queen's Park" : MLS®# R2853028
    $3,300,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2853028
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    4,472 sq. ft.
    One of Metro Vancouver’s finest historic homes, this ward-winning architectural masterpiece sits on an expansive park-like lot in New Westminster's sought-after Queen's Park neighbourhood. Designed by architect E.J. Boughen in 1911 and completely restored inside and out in 2019, this home boasts 4,400 sqft of turn-key living space over four levels w/ 5 bdrms and 3 baths. With 22 original leaded and stained glass windows, extensive never been painted millwork, 1/4-sawn oak floors, coffered ceilings, a 29-ft wide covered front veranda, second storey sleeping porch and views from the third storey, this exquisite residence marries the very best of Arts & Crafts style with today’s modern upgrades. The 1,000 sf outdoor patio is perfect for entertaining and the detached 3-car garage with lane access is ready for that collectable car. This home also features a light-filled 1 bdrm, 1 bathroom suite Shown by appointment only. More details
    Listed by Keller Williams Realty VanCentral
  • 550 RICHMOND Street in New Westminster: The Heights NW House for sale : MLS®# R2850754

    550 RICHMOND Street The Heights NW New Westminster V3L 4C7
    Main Photo: 550 RICHMOND Street in New Westminster: The Heights NW House for sale : MLS®# R2850754
    $2,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2850754
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,052 sq. ft.
    Stunning unobstructed views of city, water & mtns! Custom Build modern style extravagant home features open layout with top notch detailed workmanship. As you enter the feature wall with oyster white marble with built-in Led lights welcomes you. Family room with large customized sliding door that extends to a covered deck with gas fire pit. Modern look kitchen with Zenn Air Appliances that has big island to entertain your family/friends. Spicy Kitchen, Free standing customized stairs lead to upstairs with 3 bedrooms and Solarium to enjoy. Master bedroom with fireplace, luxury ensuite, wide sliding door with balcony to enjoy the beauty of nature. Imported Italian tiles, door knobs, illusion stone counter tops. 1 bedroom bsmt suit & bachelore suit rented to very good tenants.A MUST ACT. More details
    Listed by Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd.
  • 1422 TENTH Avenue in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2853214

    1422 TENTH Avenue West End NW New Westminster V3M 3J1
    Main Photo: 1422 TENTH Avenue in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2853214
    $2,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2853214
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,683 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this 3 yrs-old luxury custom-built 3-level home, featuring 10ft ceiling on the main floor, hardwood floor all over, high-end appliances. Still under the 2-5-10 warranty. Bordering on the city of Burnaby and New Westminster in a very desirable areal Top school catachments around: close to Tweedsmuir Elementary School, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Our Lady of Mercy School, New Westminster Secondary School, Bryne Road Shopping, 22nd Street Skytrain Station/Edmonds Skytrain Station, and much morel Large southeast facing backyard, lane access, triple garage. There's a legal rental suite down in basement, together with a huge recreation room. More details
    Listed by Nu Stream Realty Inc.
  • 404 ROYAL Avenue in New Westminster: Downtown NW Fourplex for sale : MLS®# R2819578

    404 ROYAL Avenue Downtown NW New Westminster V5Y 2B1
    Main Photo: 404 ROYAL Avenue in New Westminster: Downtown NW Fourplex for sale : MLS®# R2819578
    $2,850,000
    Multifamily
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2819578
    Bedrooms:
    12
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    5,208 sq. ft.
    TURN-KEY INVESTMENT- 4PLEX fully rented! Gross income $11,220 per month. CAP 4%. Each unit are spacious 2 level, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, in-suite laundry, approx 1200sq ft per unit + BONUS outdoor space and very private, surrounded by greenery. Ample parking and storage in the back of building. Excellent location with 88 walk score- 5 min walk to skytrain, 7 min to water, 1 block to City Hall & Park, 2 blocks to Douglas College. Many upgrades done including numerous new windows and sliding doors, 2 new kitchens, flooring, 3 freshly painted units, new fences, new bathrooms, landscaping etc...! OCP designated as Mid Rise Apartment- rezoning potential! 350m to Columbia Skytrain (3.0FAR allowance per TOD legislation). More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
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