Wave of development in West End: Opportunities for public input. See list here.

West End Google Maps 24-Feb-2016

Red marks indicate only current applications in the list below. Besides these, many other developments are under way or in the pipeline for the West End.

The West End Community Plan adopted in November 2013 has unleashed a wave of development. Below, we have summarized some of the upcoming current opportunities for your input on rezoning and/or development applications with information from the City of Vancouver website on the various development proposals.

Please note carefully the locations that affect or concern you and provide your comments to the City by the deadline noted — in writing or at the open houses or meetings indicated.

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1661 Davie Street – DE419982

Henriquez Partners Architects (with Westbank) has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a mixed-use building consisting of:

• a 3 storey podium with three (3) retail units on the lower & upper ground level;
• a retail grocery store on the upper ground & mezzanine level;
• two residential towers containing a total of 319 dwelling units (market rental);
• 3 levels common underground parking, accessed off Davie St and the rear lane; and
• Total floor area of 28,405m2.

Under the site’s existing C5-A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board. This application has been scheduled for the Development Permit Board for  May 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room (1st Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue).

You can provide comments by filling out our online comment form.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before March 29 , 2016, to be considered in the staff review. However, comments will be considered up until the date of decision.

A community open house is scheduled from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, February 29, 2016, at Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street with the applicant team and City staff available to answer any questions.

WEN coverage: https://westendneighbours.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/21-and-23-storeys-safeway-davie-proposed/

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1158 Comox Street – DE419153

http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/developmentservices/devapps/1158comox/index.htm

Ankenman Marchand Architects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a Heritage Revitalization Application and infill dwelling.  The proposal includes the following:

    • 5 dwelling units (4 units in the house, 1 unit infill);
    • Maximum building height of approximately 37.9 ft.;
    • Total floor area of 7,027 square feet; and
    • 1 parking space accessed from the lane.

Under the site’s RM-5B zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before December 16, 2015, to be considered in the staff review. However, comments will be considered up until the date of decision.

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1750 Pendrell Street – DE419775

http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/developmentservices/devapps/1750pendrell/index.htm

Henriquez Partners Architects (with Westbank) has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a 21-storey multiple dwelling residential building.

The proposal includes the following:

• 173 units (26 non-market rental / 147 market rental);

• 11,180 square metres (120,340 square feet) of floor area;

• 97 off-street parking spaces in three levels of underground parking; and

• Building height of 58 m (190 ft.).

The rezoning application for this site was approved by City Council on September 15, 2015.  Among the conditions of Council’s approval, the applicant must obtain approval of a development permit.

This application has now been rescheduled for the Development Permit Board on March 21, 2016.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments will be considered up until the date of decision.

WEN Coverage:
https://westendneighbours.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/udp-1750-pendrell-jan-13/

https://westendneighbours.wordpress.com/other-rezonings/1754-pendrell/

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Rezoning Application – 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street

http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/969burrard/index.htm

The City of Vancouver has received an application (Bing Thom Architects, with Westbank) to rezone 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street from CD-1 (445) (Comprehensive Development) and RM-5B (Multiple Dwelling) District to a new CD-1 District. The proposal includes:

    • restoration of First Baptist Church;
    • new church ancillary spaces, including a 37-space child daycare, a gymnasium, a counselling centre, offices and a cafe;
    • a new eight-storey building containing 66 social housing units, owned by the church;
    • a new 56-storey tower containing 294 market strata residential units, with a cafe at ground floor;

Other key parameters of the proposal include:

    • a combined total new floor area of 559,925 sq.ft.;
    • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 10.79;
    • 497 underground vehicle parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the West End and the West End Community Plan.

A community open house is scheduled from 5-8pm on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church (969 Burrard Street ), with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

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1184 Comox Street – DE418701

Strathmore Lodge LP has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a new three-storey multi-family dwelling. The proposal includes the following:

• 6 secured market rental residential units;
• Building height of approximately 10.0 meters;
• Total floor area of 385 m2; and
• 2 surface parking spaces (1 secured for car share) accessed from the lane.

Under the site’s existing RM-5B zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before February 26, 2016, to be considered in the staff review. However, comments will be considered up until the date of decision.

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