Rezoning Application - 349 West Georgia Street (former Post Office site)

The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 349 West Georgia Street (former Post Office site) from Downtown (DD) District to Comprehensive Development (CD-1) District to allow for redevelopment that retains the existing Post Office building and adds two residential towers and one office tower above.

The proposal includes:

  • retention of heritage building and its conversion into a seven-storey podium containing retail along all street frontages, housing, office, and parking;
  • adding three towers above podium, including 17 storeys of office, and 18 and 20 storeys of residential;
  • 799 residential units (372 market condominium units and 427 market rental units);
  • an overall floor space ratio of 12.9 FSR;
  • six levels of parking, including 1,168 bicycle spaces; and
  • a 49-space childcare facility.

Key changes from the previous submission (received October 26, 2016) include:

  • a reduction in overal density from from 12.90 to 12.08 FSR;
  • an overall 11% reduction in building massing above the heritage podium;
  • slimmer towers with improved design elements; and,
  • a revised front plaza design with multiple levels to better connect the site and engage the public.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the Central Business District (CBD) and CBD Shoulder.

 

A community open house took place from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street) with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

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

Current Revised Application (May 1, 2017)

Application (October 27, 2016)

Community Open House (November 22, 2016)

Notification

Advisory Groups and Community Meetings

  • Urban Design Panel - May 10, 2017, Evaluation: Support with recommendations
  • Urban Design Panel - February 8, 2017, Evaluation: Non-support (2-5)
  • Vancouver Heritage Commission - February 6, 2017

Links

 

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

City Contact: Michael Naylor, Senior Rezoning Planner, michael.naylor@vancouver.ca, 604-871-6269

Applicant Contact: Mark Thompson, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, mthompson@mcmparchitects.com, 604-687-1771

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