Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 949 West 41st Avenue & 5469-5507 Willow Street (Oakridge Transit Centre)

Revised Application (May 8, 2020)

The City of Vancouver has received a revised rezoning application for 949 W 41st Avenue and 5469-5507 Willow Street (Oakridge Transit Centre). The revised application includes additional commercial space, relocation of the social housing component, and modest increases in maximum height and density. This has resulted in the following changes:

    • consolidation of the social housing into a single site (Parcel E) to be dedicated to the City;
    • increase in maximum height from 70.1 m (230 ft.) to 82.3 m (270 ft.), or from 23 to 26 storeys;
    • increase in commercial space from 1,393.5 sq. m (15,000 sq. ft.) to 2,229.7 sq. m (24,000 sq. ft.); and
    • increase in floor space ratio FSR from 2.30 to 2.32.



This application was approved by Council at the Council Meeting on December 9, 2020 following Public Hearing on December 8, 2020.


Original Application (July 26, 2019)

The City of Vancouver has received an application rezone 949 West 41st Avenue & 5469-5507 Willow Street (Oakridge Transit Centre) from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District.

This application is being considered under the Oakridge Transit Centre and Adjacent Sites Policy Statement. The site is also subject to the Rezoning Policy for Sustainable Large Developments and Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings.

Two community open houses were held on Monday, November 18 from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 23 from 11am-3pm at the Vandusen Garden Visitor Centre (5151 Oak Street). City staff and the applicant team were available to answer questions.

The proposal consists of 17 buildings between 3 and 23 storeys, a childcare facility, a public park, retail space, and social housing units. It includes:

    • a maximum building height of 70.1 m. (230 ft.);
    • 1,120 market residential units;
    • 180 secured market rental units, including 45 Moderate Income Rental Units;
    • 300 social housing units in two buildings;
    • a childcare facility (8,500 sq. ft.);
    • a new 2.34-acre public park and open space; and
    • a total gross floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.30.





Advisory Groups and Community Meetings




For more information, please contact the rezoning planner.

City Contact: Zak Bennett, Planner, Major Projects,, 604-829-9612

Applicant Contact: Sean Ruthen, James KM Cheng Architects,, 604-873-4333