Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 4175 West 29th Avenue (St. George's Senior School Master Plan)


4175 West 29th Avenue - Site Map
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The City of Vancouver has received a revised application to rezone 4175 West 29th Avenue (St. George's Senior School) from RS-5 (One-Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is to allow for a long term masterplan for this existing Secondary School with a total floor space ratio of 0.7 (FSR).

The revised proposal was developed by the applicant team to allow for the anticipated new campus buildings while accomodating continuous operation of the senior school through construction phases. The revised proposal responds to feedback from the public, UDP and previous staff review.

The proposal is for a campus master plan to establish form, use, and density of the property. A set of design guidelines will be developed through the process to guide development over the next decades, without defining each individual building. Each building will require a separate development permit.

Key changes from the original application include:

  • New overall site plan;
  • Taller buildings, including boarding facilities, to be located closer to the centre of the site rather than spread out along the perimeter;
  • Increased setbacks from property lines;
  • New traffic circulation patterns to minimize congestion; and
  • A phasing plan is no longer included in the application.

A community open house was held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 4175 West 29th Avenue with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

At the June 19, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council referred this application to the July 18, 2018

Public Hearing.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6 pm
City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue
Third Floor, Council Chamber

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed by-law amendments may speak at the Public Hearing. Please register individually beginning at 8:30 am on July 6 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing or by calling 604-829-4238. You may also register in person at the door between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. You may submit your comments by email to, or by mail to: City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4. All submitted comments will be distributed to Council and posted on the City's website. Please visit for important details.

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Supplementary Application Materials (January 11, 2018)

Design Guidelines

Operations Management Plan

Revised Application (January 12, 2017)

  • Location, height, and massing for athletics and performing arts facilities (maximum height 12.2 m (40 ft.));
  • Location, height, and massing for academic buildings (maximum height 16 m (52 ft.));
  • Location, height, and massing for student and staff accomodations buildings (maximum height 18 m (60 ft.));
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 0.7 (not including parking and other non-habitable spaces below grade); and
  • 111 underground parking spaces.

Previous Rezoning Application (August 6, 2014)

  • 3-storey boarding house including 120 dormitory units with associated staff residences (maximum height 49 ft.);
  • Two 3-storey academic buildings (maximum height 57 ft.);
  • Addition to the Main building (maximum height 42 ft.);
  • 3-storey boarding house including 120 dormitory units with associated staff residences (maximum height 49 ft.).
  • 54 surface parking spaces;
  • 111 underground parking spaces.



Advisory Group and Community Meetings

Council meetings


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

City Contact: John Chapman, Rezoning Planner,, 604.873.7458

Applicant Contact: Alex Minard, Perkins+Will.,, 604.484.1597

School Contact: Kerri McCullagh, St. George's School,, 604.224.1304