Subseries relates to two types of property: City owned property (its own real estate holdings) and all non-City owned property in Vancouver (as considered through the city planning functions). These files document City Council decision-making on the property related issues brought before it. The work of the Properties Division (later Housing and Properties Department, and later still, the Real Estate Division) is represented in the "City property" sections, while the work of the Planning Department is represented in broad planning issues (e.g. commericial, industrial, and waterfront), as well as the more specific "historical preservation", "local area planning", and "zoning" functions. Properties activities were generally supported by opinions from Engineering and Finance, while Planning activities also involved Engineering, Finance, and Social Planning Departments, as applicable. The subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions:
Beautification and historical preservation;
City property use;
Commercial and industrial development;
Harbour and waterfront development;
Historical preservation and heritage designation;
Local area planning (includes "zoning and rezoning"); and
Property development ("policy and procedure", "general",
and "Property Endowment Fund").
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.