25. Downtown Public Realm and Architectural Guidelines
In 2011, the City of New Westminster adopted the Downtown Community Plan as a response to the significant shift in the social, economic, and environmental landscape of Downtown New Westminster that resulted from recent land use changes. That document defines and celebrates the uniqueness of Downtown in numerous ways.
In 2016, the City adopted the the Downtown Building and Public Realm Design Guidelines and Master Plan, which is intended to set forth a vision, lay out a masterplan, and provide a toolkit with which to build upon the Downtown Community Plan. These descriptive and illustrative guidelines are for design professionals, developers, City staff, Council, and the community to utilize when development occurs. They will inform a wide range of development projects within the Downtown Core.
To learn more, see the Downtown Building Public Realm Guidelines and Master Plan here.