REVISED Rezoning Application, 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue

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This application has been approved by Council at the Regular Council meeting held on June 28, 2016.  The conditions having been met, Council enacted By-law No. 11669, CD-1 (644), on November 15, 2016.

 

June 1, 2016: City of Vancouver - Corporate communications sent out the following information bulletin:

Update on May 24th Public Hearing

The circumstances that arose at the May 24th 2016 Public Hearing have been reviewed by City staff, working with Legal Services. There was no vote on Item 3 (Rezoning: 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue)as a result of the adjournment of the Public Hearing, due to the loss of quorum of the Committee of the Whole prior to a decision being made on that Item.

At its meeting on May 31, 2016, City Council passed a resolution to void the Public Hearing held on May 24, 2016 for Item 3 and refer the application to a new Public Hearing.

Given the procedural uncertainties that have resulted from the loss of the quorum at the Public Hearing, staff had recommended that Item 3 be referred to a new Public Hearing to ensure the process accords with requirements contained in the Vancouver Charter and the Procedure By-law.

Since the now voided Public Hearing was not adjourned to a specific time and date, the City must provide new notice requirements respecting the new Public Hearing that will be held.

Once a date for the new Public Hearing has been set, the notice of the new Public Hearing will be publicly posted and staff will communicate to the public the procedures for speaking and providing comments. Written comments received to date will be retained and forwarded to the new Public Hearing. Because Item 3 of the May 24th Public Hearing has been voided, persons who spoke on May 24th, who wish to have their views considered by Council will need to speak again at the new Public Hearing, and new speakers can also be heard.

The video stream of item 3 of the May 24th Public Hearing can be found at: http://civic.neulion.com/cityofvancouver/index.php?clipid=3494907,001

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PROPOSAL: The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone the site at 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue from RS-2 (Single Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District.  The rezoning is proposed to create two sub-areas, each with a separate and distinct development. The combined density for both sub-areas is 2.40 FSR.

Sub-Area # 1 (Rental Site) will contain 110 secured market rental units in a variety of unit types and sizes. The proposed density for sub-area # 2 is 2.70 FSR and includes the following:

  • 110 secured market rental units (31 studios, 38 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom, and 11 three-bedroom);
  • maximum 18.3 m (60 ft.) building height;
  • floor area of 7,264 m² (78,189 sq. ft.); and
  • 71 underground parking spaces and 138 bicycle spaces.

Sub-Area # 2 (Heritage Site) will contain a house (relocated from 3365 Commercial Drive) and converted into two market residential units, plus a two-unit infill building in the rear of the lot. The house will be added to the Vancouver Heritage Register and secured with a legal covenant as protected heritage property. The proposed density for sub-area # 1 is 0.96 FSR and includes the following:

  • 4 market housing units (all three-bedroom);
  • maximum 9.41 m (30.1 ft.) building height;
  • combined floor area of 555 m² (5,974 sq. ft.); and
  • 10 underground parking spaces and 10 bicycle spaces.

This application is being considered under the Interim Rezoning Policy for Increasing Affordable Housing Choices, Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Vision and the City’s Heritage Policies and Guidelines.

Revisions to the Application

December 3, 2015: Revised drawings were submitted on December 3, 2015 to address concerns raised by staff and the community. The overall density was reduced from 2.55 FSR to 2.40 FSR with a corresponding reduction in unit count from 118 residential units to 114 residential units. Increased setback and massing changes are proposed to the rental building, a reduction to the size of the proposed infill building on the heritage site, and the location of the underground parking ramp has been moved closer toCommercial Drive. In addition, the Transportation Study has been updated.

June 22, 2015: An amendment to the calculation of the site area was submitted which corrected an earlier error. The site area has been revised from 33,730.1 sf. to 35,110.0 sf. resulting in a reduction in the proposed density from 2.55 FSR overall to 2.45 FSR overall and a corresponding reduction in FSR to Sub- Area # 2 (Rental Site) from 2.85 FSR to 2.72 FSR. Sub-Area #1 remains as is. In addition, a correction in the number of parking stalls proposed was submitted resulting in an increase of parking attributed to the Sub-Area #2 from 64 stalls to 74 stalls (see revised Project Statistics page below).

May 19, 2015: An amendment to the Transportation Study was submitted to clarify vehicle volumes during peak morning and evening periods (see revised Transportation Study below).

A community open house was held from 5:00-8:00pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) with the applicant team and City staff available to answer any questions.

 

Revised Application (December 3, 2015)

Application (March 12, 2015)

NOTE: These documents mistakenly refer to the Rental 100 policy. The proposal is being considered under the Interim Rezoning Policy for Increasing Affordable Housing Choices. Additional documents regarding Sub-Area #1 (Heritage Site) were added on March 27, 2015.

Notifications

Council Meetings

There was no vote on Item 3 (Rezoning: 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue) as a result of the adjournment of the Public Hearing, due to the loss of quorum of the Committee of the Whole prior to a decision being made on that Item.

At its meeting on May 31, 2016, City Council passed a resolution to void the Public Hearing held on May 24, 2016 for Item 3 and refer the application to a new Public Hearing.

Advisory Group and Community Meetings

Links

 

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

City Contact: Yardley McNeill, Rezoning Planner, yardley.mcneill@vancouver.ca, 604.873.7582

Applicant Contact: Nathan Gurvich, Cressey Development, nathangurvich@cressey.com, 604.683.1256

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