Rezoning applications


Rezoning Application - 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street

The City of Vancouver has received some changes to the March 10, 2016 rezoning application. These changes include:

    • increased setback from the west property line to accommodate a mid-block connection;
    • reduced height of the rental building to seven storeys, containing 61 rental units (20 market rental and 41 social housing unit);
    • articulated lane façade to reduce visual bulk and add opportunities for landscaping;
    • improved visual porosity through the podium;
    • removal of the café at the ground floor of the market residential building; and
    • increased market residential building height by 6’ to accommodate an additional floor of market strata housing, now at 57-storeys with 331 units.

See illustrative drawings below.


The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street from CD-1 (445) (Comprehensive Development) to a new CD-1 District. The proposal includes:

    • restoration of First Baptist Church;
    • new church ancillary spaces, including a 37-space child daycare, a gymnasium, a counselling centre, offices and a cafe;
    • a new eight-storey building containing 66 social housing units, owned by the church;
    • a new 56-storey tower containing 294 market strata residential units, with a cafe at ground floor;

Other key parameters of the proposal include:

    • a combined total new floor area of approximately 561,881 sq.ft.;
    • a floor space ratio (FSR) of approximately 10.83;
    • 497 underground vehicle parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the West End and the
West End Community Plan.

A community open house was held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church (969 Burrard Street), with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

At the June 27, 2017 Regular Council meeting, Council referred this application to the July 18, 2017 Public Hearing. Council reconvened the Public Hearing on July 25, 2017, heard from speakers, closed public comments and asked questions to staff and the applicant team, and referred additional questions, debate and decision to the Regular Council meeting following the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting on July 26, 2017 as Unfinished Business.

This application has been approved by Council at Regular Council on July 26, 2017. The conditions having been met, Council enacted By-law No. 12004, CD-1 (445), on December 13, 2017.


Illustrative Changes Proposed by the Applicant

Application (March 10, 2016)


Council Meetings

Advisory Group and Community Meetings



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

City Contact: Yan Zeng, Rezoning Planner,, 604.871.6383

Applicant Contact: Amirali Javidan, Bing Thom Architects,, 604.682.1881