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Series S305 - Redevelopment files subsequent to the 1957 Vancouver Redevelopment Study

City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, area "H" and part of "B" : aeria... City of Vancouver redevelopment project no. 1 : redevelopment scheme : area D-4 City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, area A-2 Plan of subdivision of block 120 (explanatory plan 8011), district lot 181 Plan of subdivision of block 120 (explanatory plan 8011), district lot 181 City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : identification plan : property included i... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : identification plan : property included i... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : identification plan : property included i... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : identification plan : property included i... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : City-owned land and buildings to be retained City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : detailed plan of redevelopment City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area A-1 : detailed plan of redevelopment City of redevelopment : project 1, area A-1.1 : existing and proposed utilities City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1 : generalized plan of redevelopment City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1 : generalized plan of redevelopment City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1 : plan showing redevelopment of area A-1.1 as proposed City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 1, area D-1 : identification plan : property included i... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, area "H" and part of "B" : alter... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, area "H" and part of "B" : ident... City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, part of area "A" : identification plan City of Vancouver redevelopment : project 2, area A-2 : plan of redevelopment Strathcona rehabilitation program South west, south, and south east views from Hastings Viaduct 400 Block East Georgia across McLean Park 400 Block East Georgia Street McLean Park Old B.C. Electric Gas Plant from roof of McLean Park High-rise, looking east Intersection of Georgia and Dunlevy, looking north-west from roof of high-rise View of Strathcona, McLean Park housing development in foreground 700 Block East Georgia, looking west Looking north across new McLean Park at 700 block Keefer New McLean park in foreground, 700 block Keefer in background New McLean park in foreground, 700 block Keefer in background Looking south-west from roof of McLean Park High-rise, intersection  of Union and Dunlevy Start of construction on McLean Park from south-west corner of park Start of construction on McLean Park from north-west corner of park Looking south and south-west from Hastings Viaduct Group of three photos; Looking north west from Georgia and Jackson; west from Georgia & Jacks... McLean Park housing at Dunlevy and Union Streets New McLean Park housing [including Seniors' high-rise] taken from Jackson and Keefer View of high-rise housing in McLean Park from Dunlevy and Keefer View of high-rise housing in McLean Park from Dunlevy and Keefer View of Keefer street and corner of high-rise housing in McLean Park, from Dunlevy and Keefer The west end of Block 86 [Keefer Street - south side] Demolition, 971-977 Keefer Relocation of Raymur Avenue Model of Raymur Housing 1157 E. Cordova 1157 E. Cordova Two photos: looking south east from corner of Keefer & Heatley; looking south west from corne...
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Redevelopment files subsequent to the 1957 Vancouver Redevelopment Study

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COV-S305

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  • 1958-1978 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Properties Division

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  • 3.36 m of textual records
  • ca. 5 architectural plans
  • ca. 50 photographs

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In the early years the management of City-owned properties was the responsibility of the Office of the Assessment Commissioner. By 1912 the Land Purchasing and Claims Department was established to take over the function. The names for this unit fluctuated, e.g. by 1932 it was the Land Sales Department and by 1936 the Lands and Rentals Department. By the late 1940s the functions included land sales, rentals, building repairs, land subdivisions, and insurance; by the 1948 expansion additional responsibilities were land purchasing, industrial development, lot clearing (transferred from City Engineer), and wartime housing (159-E-6 reel 1 file 1). On July 27, 1957 City Council passed the recommendation of the newly formed Board of Administration (1956) that the following units would become part of a new Finance Department headed by the City Comptroller: City Comptroller's Office, Accounting, Addressograph and Multilith, Assessment, Internal Audit, License and Business Tax, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Personnel and Payroll, Property and Insurance [referred to as the Properties Division], Purchasing and Supply, Revenue Collection, Tabulating, and Treasurer. In 1978 the Properties Division became part of the Civic Buildings Department, which was reconfigured as the Housing and Properties Department in 1989. With the major City reorganization of 1995, the Housing and Properties Department became Real Estate Services, under the broad financial unit called Corporate Services.

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Series consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Properties Division arising from the Vancouver Redevelopment Study of 1957. In the context of that study, the Division was responsible for the acquisition of land titles, as well as temporarily relocating former residents of properties acquired, demolition, clearing and grading of properties, dedication of streets and lands, registration of subdivisions, and dealing with lands offered for disposal.

Most of the records are "project files" which contain correspondence, reports, copies of agreements, clippings, and architectural plans. "Acquisition files" contain property descriptions, a few photographs of some of the properties, and correspondence concerning the purchases of property for redevelopment projects.

Projects no. 1, 2, and 3 are defined as follows. Project no. 1 was organized into the following subareas: A-1 - Raymur-Campbell public housing; A-2 - MacLean Park Playground; A-3 - MacLean Park public housing; and D-1 - blocks within the boundaries of 1st Avenue, Granville, 6th Avenue, and Burrard. Project no. 2 was divided into the following subareas: A-5 - blocks within the boundaries of waterfront, Clark, Hastings, and Heatley; A-6 - MacLean Park public housing; and A-7 - Strathcona School site extension. Project no. 3 concerned blocks within the boundaries of Hastings, Woodland, Columbia, and Boundary.

Records are arranged in the following broad categories in this order: Project no. 1, Project no. 2, Project no. 3, Second Narrows Bridge area, Strathcona Rehabilitation Project, Britannia Community Services Centre, Other Projects, Britannia Site Acquisitions, Neighbourhood Improvement Program, Project no. 2 (miscellany), Project no. 3 (miscellany), Project no. 2 (miscellany), Project no. 1 (miscellany), Project no. 3 (including "enquiry files" by property), Project no. 2 (oversize plans), Acquisition Files (Projects no. 1 and no. 2), Project no. 1, and Project no. 2.

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Photographic images in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 181.

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Access to some of the acquisition files in this series is restricted. Files contain personal information. Please refer to file descriptions for further information on access restrictions.

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