Rezoning and Development Permit Application - 3030-3038 Commercial Drive

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The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 3030-3038 Commercial Drive from C-2C1 (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District, to increase the floor space ratio (FSR) from 3.00 to 4.15 and the building height from 13.8 m (45 ft.) to 20 m (67 ft.) to permit the development of six-storey mixed-use building. This is a concurrent rezoning and development permit application.

A revised application was submitted on February 21, 2017, in response to feedback received through public consultaion and advisory review groups. The revised proposal includes:

    • 43 secured market rental units;
    • Commercial uses at grade;
    • A proposed floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.15
    • A building height of 20 m (67 ft.); and
    • 22 underground parking spaces.

    *Note: Staff have now confirmed that the building height is 74.7 ft. The new calculated height is the result of a substantial grade difference between Commercial Drive and the lane.

This application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Policy.

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

Key changes from the initial submission include:

  • The lower parkade level (P2) has been deleted from the proposal and the two parkade entrances shown in the original submission have been consolidated to a single entrance. This change has been made to reduce vehicle conflicts and improve pedestrian safety along the lane.
  • The proposal now includes two car-share stalls. The Parking By-law considers one car share vehicle to be equivalent to five private vehicles, so even though the number of parking stalls has been reduced, the revised application meets the Parking By-law requirements.
  • The building façade along the lane has been changed to includes a reduction in the size and depth of the balconies, additional privacy panels on the balconies to prevent overlook on to the rooftop playground at 3070 Commercial Drive, and further development of material expression.
  • The north and south party walls at the front of the building, which abut the Stratford Hall school, have undergone design development to improve their architectural expression.
  • The rooftop patios between the uppermost units has been revised to improve privacy and livability of these units (no changes to the visual screening required to prevent overlook of the rooftop playground at 3070 Commercial Drive have been made). 

A community open house was held from 5-8pm on July 18, 2016 at the Croation Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive), with City staff and the applicant team available to answer questions.

 

Application History

Revised Application (February 21, 2017)*

  • 43 secured market rental units;
  • Commercial uses at grade;
  • A proposed floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.15
  • A building height of 20 m (67 ft.); and
  • 22 underground parking spaces.
    *Note: Staff are currently reviewing the revised application to confirm these project statistics

Initial Rezoning Application (October 2, 2015)

  • 43 secured market rental units;
  • Commercial uses at grade;
  • A proposed floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.24
  • A building height of 20 m (67 ft.); and
  • 25 underground parking spaces.

Current Revised Application (February 21, 2017)

Initial Rezoning Application (October 2, 2015)

Notifcations

Advisory Group and Community Meetings

Links

To view additional plans, please make an appointment with the rezoning planner.

City Contact: Rachel Harrison, Rezoning Planner, rachel.harrison@vancouver.ca, 604.873.7486

Applicant Contact: Chris Knight, Gair Williamson Architects, chris@gwarchitects.ca, 604.648.2626

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