West End Community Plan Update (June 1, 2017): City’s planning team lists rezonings, developments, events

West End aerial view, in CoV WE Plan draft 22-Oct-2013Here is a copy of the June 1, 2017 newsletter from the West End Planning Team at the City of Vancouver. For up to date details about the implementation of the West End Community Plan please click vancouver.ca/westendplan.


Here’s our latest newsletter to keep you informed about the implementation of the West End Community Plan, future events, and other important updates.


Gabriola Mansion (1523 Davie Street)

  • Proposal to restore significant interior and exterior heritage features of the mansion
  • Convert the mansion into 16 market rental units
  • Construct four 3-storey market rental townhomes on the northeast corner of the property
  • A community open house will be held with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions

Thursday, June 8, 5 – 8 pm
Best Western Plus Sands
1755 Davie Street

1055 Harwood St

  • Proposal for a 32-storey residential building
  • 82 market housing units and 44 social housing units
  • A community open house will be held with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

Monday, June 26, 5 – 8 pm
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1110 Howe Street, Columbia Room

For more information go to vancouver.ca/rezapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.



Pre-application open houses are an opportunity for developers to share early plans and receive initial community feedback in preparation for a rezoning application.

1668-1684 Alberni Street

  • Proposal for a 40-storey residential building
  • A developer-hosted open house to gather initial feedback will be held

MONDAY, June 12, 5 – 7:30 pm [NOTE: The original newsletter incorrectly states this as “Thursday”]
Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson Street

1488 Alberni Street & 720 Nicola Street

  • Proposal for a 44- and 49-storey residential building with townhomes, childcare, and park at ground level
  • A developer-hosted open house to gather initial feedback will be held.

Wednesday, June 7, 5 – 7:30 pm
Crystal Ballroom West
Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson Street


1488 Robson Street

  • Proposal for a 31 and 32 storey mixed-use building
  • 63 social housing units and 237 market units
  • Scheduled for the Development Permit Board on June 12.

For more information go to vancouver.ca/devapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.



Qmunity, a resource centre for LGBTQ2S+ people, will be moving to a new, purpose-built City-owned building at the northeast corner of Burrard and Davie Streets. The building will also include over 100 units of affordable rental housing, in a partnership with Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency.



Places for People | Downtown

Share your hopes, dreams, and vision for Downtown Vancouver’s public spaces at one of our events this summer. We have several launch events throughout the downtown on these dates:

  • June 29   800 Robson (Central Business District) Media Event
  • July 6      Bill Curtis Square (Yaletown)
  • July 8      Coal Harbour (Location TBD)
  • July 13    Jim Deva Plaza (West End)

We will also make an appearance at the West End Strawberry Festival at Barclay Square on June 24.

[WEN says: People who go to these events may wish to comment on the project at  1500 West Georgia Street, that “they want to maintain pond” there. The City looking for public spaces and yet this development would destroy a landmark public space that already exists.]


As part of the West End Parking Strategy, residential permit parking prices will be adjusted to market based rates. To get an exemption to the market-based prices, buy your permit before September 1. You can buy online, by phone, or in person at the West End Community Centre.

Also, as part of the West End Parking Strategy, the City will be updating parking regulations to allow off-peak parking in permit spaces and installing new parking meters in some of the 2-hour parking spaces to provide more parking availability for visitors and service providers.

See vancouver.ca/westendparking for more information about the strategy.

Warm Regards,

West End Planning Team


In November 2013, City Council approved the West End Community Plan. The plan provides long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social infrastructure, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan replaces the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).

For information on the plan, on-going implementation work, or upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:

Web & List-serv sign-up: vancouver.ca/westendplan
Email: westendplan@vancouver.ca
Twitter: @westendplan
Telephone: 3-1-1

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