February 7, 2011

Debt and Red Tape

… two things you’d like to avoid, particularly if you’re financing and upgrading a heritage building or house.  

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has a couple of courses to help you out:

Avoid the Money Pit: Planning & Managing Your Project  February 19th 2011, 9 am – 5 pm $125 & HST 

Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street

Successfully planning and managing a renovation or rehabilitation project is key to finishing on time and budget, and being happy with the results (vs divorced, allergic to the idea of a reno for the rest of your life, bankrupt, etc.). This course is taught by architect James Burton, MAIBC, Birmingham & Wood Architects and contractor Jake Fry of Smallworks. It will focus on locally-based case studies and it will bring together principles and practices which strive for cost-effective, efficient and creative renovation and rehabilitation projects.


Navigating City Hall: Permits, Zoning and more  Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 5 – 9 pm $60 + HST
East Wing of City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Strathcona Room.

Join City of Vancouver Senior Heritage Planner, Marco D’Agostini, and James Burton, MAIBC, Birmingham & Wood Architects, to learn strategies & tips for obtaining permits, potential incentives and creative solutions to working with older buildings in BC municipalities.


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