Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 4176 Alexandra Street (York House School)

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legal description of the site

The City of Vancouver has received a rezoning application for 4176 Alexandra Street (York House School) to amend the existing CD-1 (288) (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for a long-term master plan for the existing school, including:

  • a total floor space ratio (FSR) of 0.55 (below ground) and 1.23 (above ground) for a total proposed FSR of 1.78;
  • enrolment is proposed to increase from 600 to 690 students over a 10 to 15 year timeframe;
  • a proposed increase from 69 vehicles parking spaces to a total of 108; and
  • a proposed increase from 31 bicycle parking spaces to 73 bicycle parking spaces.

The proposed phased development includes the following:

Phase 1

  • a new 3-storey multi-purpose building

Phase 2

  •  a new 3-storey southern addition to the senior school building

Phase 3

  •  a new 3-storey northern addition to the senior school building


Phase 4

  •  a 1-storey addition and renewal of the junior school building

A community open house was held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017, at York House School, 4176 Alexandra Street with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

At the December 12, 2017 Regular Council meeting, Council referred this application to the January 16, 2018 Public Hearing. Council considered this application at the reconvened Public Hearing on Thursday, January 18, 2018, and referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council Meeting on January 30, 2018, as Unfinished Business. This application has been approved by Council at Regular Council on January 30, 2018.

Application (December 15, 2016)


Council Meetings

Advisory Group and Community Meetings


To view additional plans please make an appointment with the rezoning planner.

City Contact: Zak Bennett, Rezoning Planner,, 604.871.6121

Applicant Contact: Antonio Colin, Acton Ostry Architects,, 604.739.3344