Rezoning applications

 

REVISED Rezoning Application - 228-246 East Broadway & 180 Kingsway

Revised Application (January 2012) | Revised Application (October 2011) | Revised Application (June 2011) | Original Application (July 2010) | Notifications, Additional Information, Council Documents & Links

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This application has been approved by Council at a Regular Council Meeting on April 17, 2012.

The Public Hearing for this item concluded on April 5, 2012. Following receipt of closing comments from the Applicant and Staff, Council referred decision on the application to the Regular Council meeting as Unfinished Business.

 

Revised Application (January 16, 2012)

Updated February 2, 2012

The Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) for this project has been revised from an on-site amenity of artist studio production space to a cash contribution. While the form of development has not changed from the previous submission (October 2011), the floor area from the artist studio production space is now counted in the floor area calculations as commercial retail space, resulting in an increase in the floor space ratio (FSR) from 5.38 to 5.55.

In addition, the 15 for-profit rental housing units have been removed and these units are now covered under market residential housing. This change has no impact to the FSR calculations.

The revised application includes the following:


Revised Application (October 7, 2011)

Updated October 13, 2011

Acton Ostry Architects Inc. has submitted a revised application for this project, indicating the following:

    • two-storey commercial podium, including artist's production space on the 10th Avenue frontage.
    • 241 dwelling units, including 15 units proposed under the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program.
    • building heights of 5, 5, 9 and 19 storeys.
    • floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.38.
    • underground parking for 320 vehicles.
    • increased sidewalk widths on portions of the Kingsway and 10th Avenue frontages.
     

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Revised Application (June 2, 2011)

Updated June 6, 2011 and January 16, 2012

Acton Ostry Architects Inc. has submitted a set of revised plans which formalize the revisions to the project which were illustrated on the display boards shown at the community Open House on April 12, 2011 at Heritage Hall. The proposed changes to the project which were shown at the Open House include a reduction in the Floor Space Ratio from 6.37 to 5.48 and a reduction in the height of the residential tower at the Kingsway and 10th Avenue corner from 26 storeys to 19 storeys. The project includes 20 rental units under the STIR (Short Term Incentives for Rental program) and 221 market condo units, over a two-storey commercial podium of approximately 85,000 sq. ft.

Staff have already been considering the revisions to the project as shown at the Open House and will be responding to this set of formal plans in their recommendations to City Council on the application.

The revised application includes the following:

    • two-storey commercial podium, including artist studio production space on the 10th Avenue frontage
    • 241 dwelling units, including 20 units proposed under the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program
    • building heights of 5, 5, 9 and 19 storeys
    • floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.48
    • underground parking for 322 vehicles

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Original Application (July 26, 2010)

Acton Ostry Architects Inc., on the behalf of Rize Alliance Properties Ltd., has applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone this site from C-3A (Commercial) District to a CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to permit development of a two-storey podium with commercial/retail/services uses on the Broadway and Kingsway frontages and artist production space at grade on East 10th Avenue at Watson Street. Five levels of rental dwelling units (62 units) and 20 levels of market residential units (206 units) are also proposed. The proposed maximum floor space ratio (FSR) is 6.37 with a maximum building height of 245 ft.

The rezoning application is being considered under the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) Program approved by City Council on June 18, 2009. This program responds to low vacancy rates and the lack of new purpose-built rental housing by providing a strategic set of City incentives to encourage and facilitate the development of new market rental housing.

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Notifications

 

Council Meetings

Advisory Group and Community Meetings

  • Urban Design Panel: June 16, 2010 - Evaluation: Non-Voting Workshop
  • Urban Design Panel: October 20, 2010 - Evaluation: Support (7-0)
  • Community Workshop: March 20, 2011
    At the Community Workshop on March 20, 2011 at the Salt Building, staff held a 5-hour facilitated workshop, focusing on group activities discussing site design and public benefits.

What we heard at the April 12, 2011 Open House:

    Breakout Group Transcripts PDF(94kb)

  • Community Open House: April 12, 2011
    At the Open House on April 12, 2011 at Heritage Hall, the applicant team displayed revisions to the rezoning application, which indicated several changes to the form of development in response to the extensive community input received to date. The changes include a reduction of the proposed tower height from 26 to 19 storeys.

The handout and display materials shown at the Open House:

Summary of Changes - Handout PDF(99kb)
Summary of Changes - Display Boards PDF(1.62mb)
Feedback from Community Workshop - Display Boards PDF(591kb)
Mount Pleasant Plan Context - Display Boards PDF(3.08mb)

 

Links

 

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