Beach Towers development plans now online, public input invited (DE418163 & DE418164)

The Beach Towers development is moving through the next phase of the City’s approvals process (public hearing for the rezoning was in February 2013). Details of the development application have now been posted online. The public now has the opportunity to provide input.

1600 & 1625 Harwood Street – DE418163 & DE418164

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We encourage anyone concerned or affected to have a look at the documents (links are copied below for your convenience). Residents living in or near Beach Towers may wish to see if any concerns they expressed before and during the rezoning process have been addressed. (They may also wish to organize a good framework for dealing with the City and contractors during the upcoming construction work.)

Comments from the public should be received on or before September 19, 2014 to be considered in the staff review, though comments will also be considered up to the date of the decision by the DPB.

This application is scheduled on the agenda for this DPB meeting:
Development Permit Board
November 17, 2014 (meeting starts 3 pm)
Town Hall Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Vancouver City Hall (Main Building)

Please contact Wendy LeBreton, Project Facilitator directly at 604.871.6796 or wendy.lebreton [at] if you have any further comments or questions.Some additional information.

It appears the address has been changed to 1600 Harwood Street and 1625 Harwood Street. (Formerly they were 1600 Beach Avenue and 1651 Harwood Street, respectively)

IBI/HB Architects

Property owner
Devonshire Properties Inc.
(Beach Towers Investment Inc. and English Bay Investments Inc.)

This project was made possible due to the city’s Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program, which was replaced in 2011 by Rental 100.


Copy of web page

Development Services

1600 Harwood Street and 1625 Harwood Street – DE418163 and DE418164

Further information on this Council decision including the Policy Report and related Appendices, Summary and Recommendation, and minutes of the Council meetings, is available on the city’s website at the following links:,, and

Contact: Wendy LeBreton, Project Facilitator, 604.871.6796

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