Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 1837-1847 Main Street and 1265-1281 Howe Street (CD-1 Text Amendment)

The General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability in conjunction with the General Manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services has made an application to amend CD-1 (684) (1837-1847 Main Street) and CD-1 (551) (1265-1281 Howe Street) to allow Arts and Culture Indoor Event as a permitted use.This would allow for events of an artistic or cultural nature to be held within the cultural amenity spaces at these sites. Each Arts and Culture Indoor Event staged at these locations would require a separate, temporary permit from the City. No change to floor area, density, or form of development of the existing buildings is proposed. This use would be consistent with the intent of the secured cultural amenity space for use as artist studios, as well as a space for artistic and cultural events.

At the March 12, 2019 Regular Council meeting, Council referred this application to the April 4, 2019 Public Hearing.



Tuesday, April 2, 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 March 22 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing 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, 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 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, and minutes of Public Hearings are available at (posted approximately two business days after a meeting). For real time information on the progress of City Council meetings, visit or @VanCityClerk on Twitter.




City Contact: Tess Munro, Rezoning Planner,, 604-871-6168

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