The city originally approved $50,000 for a façade improvement, and $210,000 for seismic upgrades through grant programs. The project originally intended to preserve the entire building, resulting in a mix of retail and residential spaces.
Although the building couldn’t be conserved as originally planned due to structural conditions, the city concluded the new proposal was still eligible for the grants. That’s stellar news for potential homebuyers interested in the project.
“New Westminster has charm and character, and although it’s been overlooked for years, this neighbourhood is now hot again,” said Robert Fung, president of the Salient Group. “With Trapp+Holbrook, we’ve created modern urban homes while retaining the building’s much loved heritage architecture.”
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