Rezoning applications

 

Rezoning Application - 168 West 44th Avenue

The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 168 West 44th Avenue from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) District to RM-8A (Multiple Dwelling) District.

The RM-8A District allows for:

  • stacked townhouses or rowhouses up to three storeys fronting the street; and
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) up to 1.2.

The specific form of development will be reviewed through a future Development Permit process.

The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan. The Plan identifies over 1,100 single-family lots for townhouses, creating opportunities for up to 8,200 units of this much needed ground-oriented housing type. Due to limitations in infrastructure capacity in the Corridor, City-initiated rezonings for townhouses will be phased to align with infrastructure upgrades. The first phase of City-initiated rezonings was approved by Council in September 2018, and aligns with the first area of infrastructure upgrades.  

As part of the implementation of the Plan, sites designated for townhouse uses outside of the first stage of the City’s infrastructure upgrades will be considered through privately-initiated rezoning applications, so long as these upgrades are secured as conditions of rezoning.  Rather than rezoning these sites to a site-specific Comprehensive Development (CD) District, they will be rezoned to the RM-8A/RM-8AN zone. This will provide the same certainty on the built form for residents and applicants that the City-initiated rezoning provides, and will also streamline the rezoning process.

At the September 10, 2019 Regular Council Meeting, Council referred this application to Public Hearing on October 1, 2019.

 

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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 September 20 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing publichearing@vancouver.ca 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 publichearing@vancouver.ca, 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 starting September 20 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:
vancouver.ca/publichearings

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City Contact: Amy McDonald, Rezoning Planner, amy.mcdonald@vancouver.ca, 604-871-6321

Applicant Contact: Ian Guan, Gradual Architecture Inc., ian@gradualarchitecture.com, 604-733-7679

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