529 Queens
AVENUE

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AN EXCITING NEW PROPOSAL FOR

529 Queens AVENUE

EXISTING PROPERTY

The Queens Ave

United Church 

SITE CONTEXT

  • 529 Queens Ave

  • Located at Queens Ave & Sixth Street (North of City Hall)

  • Sixth Street is part of Translink's Frequent Transit Network and served by bus #106 & N19 

  • Church built in 1958 - currently not listed on the City's Heritage Registry 

POLICY

CONTEXT

  • Our City 2041: New Westminster's Official Community Plan - designated Residential Multi-Unit Buildings

  • Development Permit (DP) Area - located within the Residential Corridors - Sixth Street DP area

  • Zoning Bylaw - currently zoned C-2

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SITE

Frequent Transit Network

MEET THE

Developer

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Formed in 2019, the United Property Resource Corporation (UPRC) was founded by the United Church of Canada and prioritizes the development of safe, stable, affordable housing and works in partnership with faith communities across the country – helping them reimagine their real estate for positive community impact and to meet community housing and social needs.​ 

Our model invests profits back into the local community through the provision of affordable housing, community services, and congregation and neighbourhood programs. 

 

UPRC has committed to delivering 5,000 affordable housing units nation-wide by 2037.  

 

We also incorporate industry leading Net-Zero standards into our developments to help combat climate change.  

 
MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

On the corner of Queens Avenue and Sixth Street, in the heart of the City of New Westminster, is a place of stunning beauty and inspirational awe, welcoming anyone who would enter.  Whoever they are, wherever they’re at on their journey, this holy, sacred sanctuary is for anyone seeking safety, acceptance, peace and community.  

As the people of New Westminster begin to claim the space as their own, the absolute best practices of the United Church of Canada emerge. Regular public worship rests at the heart of the sanctuary space. Relationships with families, youth and children will continue with the daycare and after school programs.  Housing will be provided to those who need it most - creating a safe space for people from all walks of life. It will be a centre of reconciliation; it will be a centre of affirming ministries. Contemplative spiritual practices will find a home. This will be a place of learning and formation where seekers and sojourners finally come home to themselves and return to the world for its mending.  This project will create a new heart for the community to gather at Queens Avenue and Sixth Street.

THE PROPOSAL

UPRC has applied to the City of New Westminster for a Preliminary Application Review (PAR) for an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment, Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA), rezoning and development permit for the site to allow for a:

  • 12-storey multi-family residential building providing 100% rental:

    • 70% of the units will be market rentals

    • 30% of the units will be below-market rentals

  • Mix of unit types ranging from studios and one-bedrooms to larger, family-oriented two and three bedroom homes.

  • Ground-oriented townhouse forms along Queens Avenue.

  • Net gain of rental units for the city - there will not be any displacement of residential tenants from the site.

  • Heritage retention & revitalization of the sanctuary space fronting on Sixth Street

  • A new non-profit childcare facility providing 79-spaces (approx.)

  • Small, community servicing commercial space (i.e., coffee shop)

*Please note these statistics are approximate and may change as the proposal evolves.

 

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