Vancouver City Council on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, will receive two “referral reports” relevant to the West End. Staff are recommending that two rezoning applications go into the pipeline for Public Hearings — a 47-storey (469 feet) condo tower at 1157 Burrard Street (current site of the community garden at Burrard & Davie), and a 49-storey (497 feet) mixed condo/market-priced rental tower at 1450 West Georgia (location W Georgia and Nicola).
At this meeting, Council can make a few comments or ask questions of staff, but the next opportunity for public comment is at the Public Hearing, likely to occur within several weeks.
This is a heads up for West Enders who have followed the implementation of the West End Community Plan. WEN is still calling on the city to produce a comprehensive report for City Council and for our community on WECP implementation. How many apartment and condo units have been lost and gained since the plan was adopted in 2013? Who knows?
Below are the two items. Anyone interested is encouraged to review the PDFs of the referral reports. Further details of the rezonings can be found in the referral reports (copied below) and at ShapeYourCity.ca. You are encouraged to write or speak to Council if you have any comments or concerns.
CD-1 Rezoning: 1157 Burrard Street – (West End) Current site of Burrard & Davie Community Garden site in the West End, 47-storey condo, 469 ft height, 13.37 FSR (exceeding the Higher Buildings Policy of 375 ft). By having a “community garden” on the site, this developer has saved millions of dollars in property taxes (putting the burden on other taxpayers) by while the land value skyrocketed. The height is far above what was originally envisioned by the already-high “Higher Buildings Policy” adopted under Vision Vancouver. Enabled by the West End Community Plan, adopted in 2013 under Vision Vancouver.
- – 289 units, 271 parking spaces
- – $10.6 million cash proposed as Community Amenity Contribution (CAC), cultural amenity space
– 1,466 sq. m, 37 childcare spaces
- – Issues – significant shadowing, impacts
WEN – https://westendneighbours.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/47-storeys-proposed-1157-davie/
CHW – https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/special-topics/higher-buildings-downtown/expert-analysis/davie-burrard-in-west-end/
From 2011 – https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/375-tower-at-davie-and-burrard/
CD-1 Rezoning: 1450 West Georgia Street (West End) at West Georgia and Nicola, a 49-storey, 497 ft mixed condo/market rental tower (162 rental / 193 condo), FSR 14.14. Another one being enabled by the West End Community Plan. $8.9 million cash is proposed as the Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) – supposedly all for amenities in the West End. This needs follow-up. Below is a review of the referral report by a core member of WEN.Continue reading