Vancouver's Chinatown Historic Area
Vancouver’s Chinatown was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in July 2011. It is one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in the country, it is characterized by a distinctive “recessed balcony” style of architecture, and is one of the earliest established communities of Vancouver while remaining a vital element of the physical and cultural history of the city. It is also recognized provincially. Redevelopment in the Chinatown Historic Area is regulated by the City of Vancouver. Design guidelines ensure that new development in the protected area is compatible with the area character.
Sources and further reading...
Chinatown National Designation Application 2009
Chinatown Provincial Recognition 2016
City of Vancouver Heritage Area Protections
Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
National Trust, Vancouver's Chinatown Top 10 Endangered 2016