Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 809-889 West 33rd Avenue



The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 809-889 West 33rd 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 June 23, 2020 Council Meeting, Council referred this application to Public Hearing on July 23, 2020.



Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6 pm

This Public Hearing is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, "Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 "

Members of the public may attend at City Hall to hear and watch the meeting proceedings, but are strongly urged to listen and watch the proceedings via the City’s website or follow Twitter @VanCityClerk.

Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that speakers participate by telephone or provide written submissions; however, space will be made available at City Hall to accommodate those who are unable to participate by telephone. Protective masks are recommended

Send your comments to City Council

  • or via email at:
  • or via mail to: City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Comments and names are made public on the meeting agenda.


Speak at the Public Hearing to City Council

• or by emailing; or
• or by calling 604.829.4238

Registration starts at 8:30 am on Friday July 10.

Please specify the hearing date and give the application address, and say whether you will address Council by telephone or in person. If you want to participate by telephone then you must have access to a telephone, provide a telephone number that can be used to contact you, and an email address where instructions on when and how to call into the Public Hearing can be provided to you. You may also register in person at City Hall between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing.


Draft By-Laws and Minutes

Copies of the draft by-laws will be available for viewing at all times on the meeting agenda starting July 10 at 1pm. Minutes of the Public Hearing will also be available at this location approximately two business days after a meeting.


Public Hearing Links


Council Meetings




For more information and to submit comments, please contact the rezoning planner.

City Contact: Austin Norrie, Rezoning Planner,, 604-871-6034

Applicant Contact: Julie Schultz, Formwerks Architectural Inc.,