Public Hearing July 13 (Mon): 3090 E54th, 467-495 W King Ed, 1754-1772 Pendrell, 1001-1015 Denman

City Hall at night

(Update: The full agenda was posted online after our post. See the official City web page for agenda.) City Hall has some major proposals going to Public Hearing on Monday, July 13, 2015, starting at 6 pm. The agenda is not yet posted online, so full details (e.g., staff report and recommendation, related docs) are not yet available for the public. But at least the rezoning applications page has the basics, so to give residents a heads up, here below is a partial list. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested or affected. See bottom for info on how to communicate to Council.

6-storey building with 31 social housing units for women and children; a new fire hall on the ground and 2nd levels; a building height of 26.2 m (86 ft.) from grade; a floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.69; and 14 parking spaces.

GBL Architects, on behalf of Mission Group, has applied to rezone from RS-1 (Single Family) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for one 6-storey residential building and two 2-storey buildings with townhouse units at the rear, including: a total of 61 dwelling units; a floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.38; a maximum building height of 21.3 m (70 ft.); 66 underground parking spaces; and 85 bicycle parking spaces. The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan.

Henriquez Partners, on behalf of Westbank Developments, has taken over this rezoning application and revised the proposal to rezone the site from RM-5A (Multiple Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The application proposes the following: 21 storey tower, with a maximum height of 58m (190 ft), 171 rental units, including 43 studios, 51 One-Bedroom, 72 Two-Bedroom, and 3 Three-Bedroom units. A proposed density of 6.55 FSR.

CHW note: This project is even bigger than the proposal advanced in 2008 that attracted over 400 people to a town hall meeting and set off a storm of contention. At the meeting, Councillor Tim Stevenson asked everyone to vote for Vision Vancouver in the 2008 civic election, then in minority on Council, and they would ensure that “they would never let the West End become another Yaletown” (i.e., a forest of towers). What has changed since then?

DYS Architecture has applied to the City of Vancouver to amend CD-1 (427) By-law No. 8978 for 1001-1015 Denman Street to add additional commercial uses consistent with the surrounding C-5 (Commercial) district found along Denman Street. The existing building, which is currently under construction, would be retained at a floor space ratio (FSR) of 1.20. No new floor area would be created as part of this rezoning application.

Below is copied from City website from a June 2015 public hearing.


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