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

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.

Early Effects of the HCA on FSD Prices

There has been much speculation about whether the HCA would cause a change in property values in FSD. We now have some early data to review.  Click here to read the report.

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.

Heritage Action Plan Public Advisory Committee Reports

Our HAP representative submitted meeting summaries. Read the report.

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.