This is the first rezoning proposal arising from the January 20 Council approval of the Vancouver Views policy permitting taller buildings in the West End and downtown, despite many unanswered questions and concerns. Details follow (text from City) about the open house on March 1 at 6 pm:
NOTICE OF PROPOSED REZONING (revised) AND PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
1252 to 1290 Burrard Street and 1229 to 1281 Hornby Street
Proposed Application (Revised): Reliance Properties Ltd. and Jim Pattison Developments Ltd. are revising the rezoning application for 1252 to 1290 Burrard Street and 1229 to 1281 Hornby Street from DD (Downtown District) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for a 3-storey automotive dealership, 13-storey office building and 2-storey retail building along Burrard Street, and two commercial and residential towers of 54 (revised from 48) and 36-storeys with a 7-storey commercial and residential podium along Hornby Street. The proposal also includes a number of public amenities and a potential full service grocery store (added). The rezoning would increase the floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.50 to 11.85 (revised from 11.21). A maximum height of +/- 535′ for the 54-storey tower is proposed (revised from 473.7 measured to top of main roof parapet).
This revision is in part a response to new City Policy (Feb 1, 2011) allowing tall buildings at seven sites in the downtown core. The above mentioned site has been deemed suitable for a building of generally five hundred feet.
The council policy may be found at:
Public Information Open House
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Cascadia Hotel, 1234 Hornby Street, Cypress Room, 2nd floor