Rezoning Application - 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street

The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street from CD-1 (445) (Comprehensive Development) to a new CD-1 District. The proposal includes:

    • restoration of First Baptist Church;
    • new church ancillary spaces, including a 37-space child daycare, a gymnasium, a counselling centre, offices and a cafe;
    • a new eight-storey building containing 66 social housing units, owned by the church;
    • a new 56-storey tower containing 294 market strata residential units, with a cafe at ground floor;

Other key parameters of the proposal include:

    • a combined total new floor area of approximately 561,881 sq.ft.;
    • a floor space ratio (FSR) of approximately 10.83;
    • 497 underground vehicle parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the West End and the
West End Community Plan.

A community open house was held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church (969 Burrard Street), with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

You can provide comments by filling out our online feedback form. While comments will be accepted up to the Public Hearing date, you are encouraged to provide your comments by April 14, 2016 to allow staff to consider if any changes need to be made to the proposal and to represent your comments in the report to Council.

Application (March 10, 2016)


Advisory Group and Community Meetings



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

City Contact: Yan Zeng, Rezoning Planner,, 604.871.6383

Applicant Contact: Amirali Javidan, Bing Thom Architects,, 604.682.1881