Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 728-796 Main Street

The City of Vancouver has received a revised application to rezone 728-796 Main Street from HA-1A (Chinatown Historic Area) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This revised application was submitted on September 5, 2019, in response to feedback received through public consultation and advisory groups. The revised proposal is for a building with a reduced height and FSR from the original proposal. It includes:


Application History - Revised Application (Sept 5, 2019)

  • An 11-storey mixed-use building with commercial retail units at grade, 19 units of social housing on levels 2 and 3, 75 units of strata residential units on levels 4 to 11.
  • A total floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.68 and total floor area of 85,673 sq. ft.
  • A building height of 114.3 ft.
  • 4 levels of underground parking with 67 parking space and 195 bicycle spaces.

This application is the only rezoning application that has been grandparented in under the rescinded Rezoning Policy for Chinatown South (HA-1A) and the existing Downtown Eastside Plan.

Key changes from the last submission (received May 1, 2017) include:

  • Height reduced from 150 ft. to 114.3 ft. (or from 15 storeys to 11 storeys).
  • FSR reduced from 8.12 to 6.68.
  • Floor area reduction from 104,252 sq. ft. to 85,749 sq. ft.
  • Reduction in residential strata unit count from 99 to 75.
  • Introduction of social housing units on level 2 while retaining the commercial mezzanine.
  • Additional indoor amenity space and larger outdoor amenity space for social housing residents

Please note that while the building size and height have been reduced, the number of social housing units remain at 19.

A community open house was held from 4:30 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Chinese Cultural Centre's Multi-Purpose Hall, 50 East Pender Street. City staff and the applicant team were available to answer any questions.

You can provide comments by filling out our online feedback form.


Revised Application (Sept 5, 2019)


Original Application (May 1, 2017)

A community open house was held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5-8pm, at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Auditorium (50 East Pender Street), with City staff and the applicant team available to answer questions.

At the Urban Design Panel meeting on October 2, the Panel reviewed the proposal and suggested resubmission. The applicant has responded by putting the rezoning application on hold while studying their design options. Staff will update this website when there is additional information available.




Advisory Group and Community Meetings

  • First Urban Design Panel - October 2 , 2017




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


City Contact: Thien Phan, Rezoning Planner,, 604.829.9225

Applicant Contact: Tomas Wolf, Studio One Architecture Inc.,, 604-731-3966 ex 102


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