Rezoning Application - Pearson Dogwood (500-650 West 57th Avenue)

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The City of Vancouver has received a rezoning application for the Pearson Dogwood site at 500-650 West 57th Avenue. The proposal is to rezone and develop this 25 acre site from RT-2 (Two-Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District based on the Council-approved Pearson Dogwood Policy Statement, for the purpose of developing a mixed-use development. The development will include:

    • approximately 2,700 residential units totalling 250,619 sq. m (2,697,732 sq. ft.), including 361 turnkey social housing units and land available to construct 179 social housing units;
    • approximately 114 Pearson supportive units totalling 8,430 sq. m (90,744 sq. ft.);
    • 12,196 sq. m (131,281 sq. ft.) of commercial space;
    • 19,835 sq. m (213,514 sq. ft.) of health related facilities including a community health centre and complex residential care facility;
    • a 69-space childcare;
    • a new adult day centre;
    • a new therapy pool;
    • a 2.5 acre public park;
    • a 1 acre urban farm;
    • a height of 91.0 metres (299 feet); and
    • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.83.

At the June 27, 2017 Regular Council meeting, Council referred this application to the July 20, 2017 Public Hearing. At the July 20, 2017 Public Hearing Council concluded hearing from speakers, closed the receipt of public comments, and referred discussion, debate and decision to the Regular Council meeting on July 25, 2017, as Unfinished Business, starting at 2pm.

 

Revised Parcel C Design (April 6, 2017)

 

In March 2016, the applicant informed the City that despite following a three year process to find a feasible approach to the development of a new facility, the YMCA had decided to respectfully withdraw as a partner in the Pearson Dogwood Project. Going forward, the YMCA will work with the City to pursue other development options in support of its ongoing commitment to South Vancouver and the Marpole community. The proposed building on parcel C has been redesigned without the YMCA resulting in a reduced massing. As the Policy Statement allowed for the exclusion of the YMCA’s floor area the overall density of the site has not changed.  The therapy pool remains in the podium level of parcel C.

 

A summary of changes includes:

  • The removal of the YMCA facility
  • Reduction in height and massing of the parcel C podium
  • Redistribution of floor area and heights between parcels C, D, H and F (overall gross floor area remains unchanged)
  • Retail units added at the ground level of parcel C to provide actives uses on the  plaza edge
  • Reduction in heights of affordable housing buildings in parcel H

 

Revised Parcel C Design Package (April 6, 2017)

 

Revised Application (February 10, 2017)

 

The City has received a revised application package which responds to comments received by staff, the public and Urban Design Panel. There are no changes to the site density, public benefit package or overall heights. Major changes from the previous application (December 24, 2015) include:

 

  • an increase in affordable housing units from 411 to 540
  • an increase in market residential floor area
  • decrease in the footprint of underground parking structures to increase opportunities for tree retention and stormwater management
  • clarification of the vision for the overall site, the urban farm and neighbourhood precincts
  • redesign of public spaces including the plaza and high street to accomodate a more diverse range of uses
  • a redistribution of building heights in parcels G and H to minimize shadowing on the urban farm and to provide better height variation.

Revised Application Package (February 10, 2017)

 

Application (December 24, 2015)


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Advisory Group and Community Meetings

 

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

City Contact: Graham Winterbottom, Rezoning Planner, graham.winterbottom@vancouver.ca, 604-829-4217

Applicant Contact: Jamie Vaughan, Onni Group, jvaughan@onni.com, 604-602-7711

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