Our key objectives:

  • To promote and maintain community spirit and cooperative assistance among the residents of Shaughnessy; 
  • To preserve and protect Shaughnessy's historical single-family character; 
  • To protect the quality of life in Shaughnessy; 
  • To provide Shaughnessy residents with information and help about issues which may affect them.
Happening in our Neighbourhood - Latest Reports & Information

Vancouver City Council Election - Don't forget to vote on Saturday October 14th!

Voting Locations

We draw your attention to the candidates positions on various housing issues, in particular Item #5 regarding a "mansion tax".

SHPOA Bulletin circulated to members.

"Wake Up Vancouver" - Concerned Citizens' Group

Wake Up Vancouver is a group of concerned citizens who send out news articles on civic topics in Vancouver. If you are interested, the best way to sign up is to visit:  https://www.endthewaste2018.com/matrix/ with password Stopvision2018.

Letters to Mayor & Councillors Requesting That Interim Procedure Be Rescinded

SHPOA has written twice to the City concerning the Heritage or Character Buildings Review Interim Procedures and has received one email response. Click here to read the July 18th letter to the City. 
Here is the original news release from Raymond Louie and here is the link to the video of Fairchild TV and Sing Tao newspaper reporters interviewing Heather Deal after the March 7th council meeting  https://youtu.be/RXOevDqCJeA.
Here is the letter we circulated to members on Sunday.

City Proposal to Remove Benefits of RS-5 Zoning

The Interim Procedure of the Heritage or Character Buildings Review limits the FSR of new homes replacing pre-1940 homes in 2nd Shaughnessy, contrary to provisions of RS-5 zoning. The SHPOA Board has sent the following letter to the Mayor and Councillors. Read the letter.

Character Home Zoning Review

The City of Vancouver is conducting the Character Home Zoning Review to look at options for the retention of heritage and character homes in single-family (RS) zoning districts. The SHPOA Board circulated an information sheet detailing our reservations about the process. Details here (English) or Details here (Chinese) The Board sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors on behalf of SHPOA. Read the letter.

Judge upholds Vancouver HCA in First Shaughnessy

The BC Supreme Court has upheld the Heritage Conservation Area bylaws passed by the City.  You may read the full decision here.  If this decision stands, we believe it is likely that 2nd and 3rd Shaughnessy face the risk of similar regulations, limiting property rights, being imposed upon them in the near future.

SHPOA Position Paper on Heritage Conservation Area

A draft paper outlining the SHPOA Board's position on the HCA was circulated to members for comment. There were 24 email responses - 17 in support, 6 against and 1 neutral. Read the Position Paper... 

First Shaughnessy HCA: IMPORTANT NEIGHBOURHOOD BYLAW CHANGES

The new Bylaws will replace the current ODP and will apply to all properties within First Shaughnessy. Click here to read the Policy Report.