Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 1335 Howe Street (CD-1 Text Amendment)

The City of Vancouver has received an application to amend CD-1 (643) to increase the permitted floor space ratio (FSR) from 12.12 to 12.29. This change accounts for the conversion of in-suite storage floor area—previously excluded from FSR calculations—into regular residential floor area. This is due to reconfiguration of the residential units that would result in fewer residential units and therefore fewer storage rooms needed. The reconfiguration of the residential units will create more family-oriented housing and supports policy objectives to provide more family housing, particularly in high-density environments.

A rezoning application for the site was approved in 2015 for a mixed-use building that is currently under construction. The revised unit layouts are contained entirely within the previously approved form of development.

At the June 23, 2020 Council Meeting, Council referred this application to Public Hearing on July 21, 2020.

Application (January 19, 2018)



Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6 pm

This Public Hearing is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, "Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 "

Members of the public may attend at City Hall to hear and watch the meeting proceedings, but are strongly urged to listen and watch the proceedings via the City’s website or follow Twitter @VanCityClerk.

Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that speakers participate by telephone or provide written submissions; however, space will be made available at City Hall to accommodate those who are unable to participate by telephone. Protective masks are recommended

Send your comments to City Council

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Comments and names are made public on the meeting agenda.


Speak at the Public Hearing to City Council

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• or by calling 604.829.4238

Registration starts at 8:30 am on Friday July 10.

Please specify the hearing date and give the application address, and say whether you will address Council by telephone or in person. If you want to participate by telephone then you must have access to a telephone, provide a telephone number that can be used to contact you, and an email address where instructions on when and how to call into the Public Hearing can be provided to you. You may also register in person at City Hall between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing.

Draft By-Laws and Minutes

Copies of the draft by-laws will be available for viewing at all times on the meeting agenda starting July 10 at 1pm. Minutes of the Public Hearing will also be available at this location approximately two business days after a meeting.

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