Rezoning Application - 1636 Clark Drive & 1321-1395 East 1st Avenue
On May 1, 2018, the City of Vancouver received an application from BC Housing in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding established with the City of Vancouver, to rezone the subject site from I-2 (Industrial) and RM-4N (Multiple Dwelling) Districts to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.
A community open house was held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:30 pm in Room 1236 of Building B at Vancouver Community College, located at 1155 East Broadway. The applicant team and City staff were available to answer questions about the rezoning application.
Following the open house, a revised application was submitted on August 23, 2018 (see below), with changes made to reduce shadowing on neighbouring properties, expand community amenities, enhance entryway sightlines along East 1st Avenue, improve accessibility to the roof-top garden, and increase parking. These changes include:
- A widening of the roof-top garden to 110 feet, which permits deeper penetration of sunlight to neighbouring sites;
- An additional floor added to Clark Tower to compensate for area lost by the widened roof-top garden;
- An increased building setback off McLean Drive;
- An additional 6 foot setback for the residential component along Clark Drive;
- Changes to the pedestrian entry along East 1st Avenue;
- Family residential units relocated to level 4, bringing them in closer proximity to the roof-top garden;
- One additional level of underground parking.
At the January 29, 2019 Regular Council meeting, Council referred this application to the February 20, 2019 Public Hearing.
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
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 February 8 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 vancouver.ca/publichearings for important details.
Copies of the draft by-laws are available for viewing at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All meetings of Council are webcast live at vancouver.ca/councilvideo, and minutes of Public Hearings are available at vancouver.ca/councilmeetings (posted approximately two business days after a meeting). For real time information on the progress of City Council meetings, visit vancouver.ca/speaker-wait-times or @VanCityClerk on Twitter.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS, INCLUDING REGISTERING TO SPEAK:
Revised Application (August 23, 2018)
- social enterprise space at grade (unchanged since original submission);
- withdrawal management centre operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, including up to 20 transitional units (unchanged since original submission);
- social housing reduced to 90 units;
- proposed floor area increased to 13,064 sq. m (140,620 sq. ft.);
- floor space ratio (FSR) increased to 3.15;
- maximum building height increased to 36.6 m/120 ft. (fronting Clark Drive) and 21 m/69 ft. (fronting McLean Drive);
- car parking increased to 81 spaces; and
- bicycle parking reduced to 89 spaces.
Entire Submission Booklet (42mb)
- Project Statistics (829kb)
- Site Context (958kb)
- Site Plan (441kb)
- Streetscapes (1.2mb)
- Floor Plans (2.4mb)
- Renderings (5.3mb)
- Building Elevations (2.9mb)
- Building Sections (3.8mb)
- Shadow Study (2.4mb)
- Design Rationale (2.5mb)
- Policy Context (1.5mb)
- Landscape Drawings (5.1mb)
- Survey Plan (386kb)
- BC Housing/VCH Letter of Intent (362kb)
- Parking and Traffic Impact Assessment ((219kb)
- Precedents and Inspirations (8.9b)
- Urban Design Panel Recommendations (2.9mb)
Original Application (May 1, 2018)
- social enterprise space at grade;
- withdrawal management centre operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, including up to 20 transitional units;
- 97 social housing units;
- proposed floor area of 12,192 sq. m (131,234 sq. ft.);
- floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.07;
- maximum building height of 30.5 m/100 ft. (fronting Clark Drive) and 19.8 m/65 ft. (fronting McLean Drive); and
- 39 car and 100 bicycle parking spaces.
Entire Submission Booklet (40mb)
- Project Statistics (92kb)
- Site Context (1.0mb)
- Site Plan (264kb)
- Streetscapes (1.2mb)
- Floor Plans (1.5mb)
- Renderings (6.2mb)
- Building Elevations (2.9mb)
- Building Sections (695kb)
- Shadow Study (1.7mb)
- Design Rationale (2.4mb)
- Policy Context (1.4mb)
- Landscape Drawings (9.3mb)
- Survey Plan (387kb)
Parking Study - Draft Report (384kb)
Applicant Team - Project FAQ's (1.4mb)
- Regular Council Meeting: January 29, 2019
- Public Hearing: February 20, 2019
Advisory Groups and Community Meetings
- Urban Design Panel: June 13, 2018
- Community Open House: June 11, 2018:
- Community 1st Meeting: June 7, 2018
- Questions & Answers (111kb)
- Grandview-Woodland Area Council
Meeting: June 4, 2018
- Questions & Answers (121kb)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The City of Vancouver has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BC Housing and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) with the intention of establishing a cooperative partnership between all three parties to construct a mixed-use development that would provide the following facilities: social housing, a withdrawal management centre, and employment through the social enterprise centre on site for residents of our city. This project aims to address key gaps identified in the City’s Housing Vancouver Strategy, Mayor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Addictions, Community Economic Development Strategy, as well as Vancouver Coastal Health’s Downtown Eastside Second Generation Strategy and Mental Health and Addictions Plan.
The MOU was approved by Council in May, 2018 and can be accessed online here.
This project is subject to the City of Vancouver’s Rezoning, Development Permit and Building Permit processes which includes a Public Hearing at the time of rezoning. BC Housing is the lead applicant for the rezoning and permit processes and has engaged HDR|CEI Architecture as the project architect.
- I-2 District Schedule
- RM-4N District Schedule
- Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
- Housing Vancouver Strategy
- Housing Vancouver 3 Year Action Plan 2018-2020
To view additional plans, please make an appointment with the rezoning planner.
City Contact: Sarah Crowley, Rezoning Planner, 1636_Clark_Drive_Rezoning@vancouver.ca
Applicant Contact: Ulrich Geissler, HDR l CEI Architecture Associates, Inc., email@example.com