Open House May 21st: Massive rezoning proposed for Cedar Cottage (18th and Commercial)

Cedar Cottage East 18th AvenueThe City of Vancouver is holding an Open House on Thursday, May 21st to share details about a large rezoning application for a site with a large number of mature trees at East 18th Avenue and Commercial Drive.

Time: 5-8pm
Place: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial)

The rezoning application calls for the construction of a 6-storey building with 112 market rental units. As well, 5 market residential units are proposed in a three-storey townhouse and a restored building on the site. The proposal includes 74  underground parking units, and it is being put forward by Cressey Development under the Interim Rezoning Policy.

One of the lots on the consolidated site is currently owned by the City of Vancouver. A number of large, mature Cedar, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Bigleaf Maple trees are on the heavily wooded site. There’s a small waterway flowing through it.

Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours has policy statement that includes 16 reasons why they oppose the rezoning. The community group also has suggestions on what they would like to see instead.elevation_18th_commercial

The Vancouver Heritage Commission reviewed the application on May 4th, 2015 and did not support the proposed heritage conservation element. Further details on the old house on the site are available on the CCAN website.

Further details on this rezoning application are available in our previous post:

Engaged citizens from Cedar Cottage publish Position Statement on rezoning proposal for 18th and Commercial (May 11, 2015)

Or on the City’s Website:
Rezoning Application, 3365 Commercial Drive and 1695-1775 East 18th Avenue

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