Development applications snapshot, 1-Feb-2017

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As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Development Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website.

Our count for 1-Feb-2017 shows 63 “DE” applications (excluding 18 medical marijuana-related applications), 103 “DP” applications, of which 15 are “concurrent with rezoning,” 1 revised, 1 on hold, and 4 “unscheduled from the Development Permit Board.” Some may have also had a change of address, a mysterious and tricky practice.

Anyone interested in these projects is also encouraged to periodically check the Urban Design Panel (UDP) and Development Permit Board (DPB) schedules, as many projects appear before them as part of the approval pipeline. Check often, as sometimes their agendas appear publicly online just the day of the meeting. As of February 1. the DPB website shows the February 6 meeting as “cancelled” (4th cancelled in a row) and the next meeting on Feb 20. The “Current Development Applications Scheduled” page dated Jan 17, 2017, shows just two items, for April 3.

(We also take rezoning application snapshots. Search for “rezoning” and “snapshot” in the CityHallWatch search field.) If you are concerned about an application and would like to publicize it or get more info, send us an e-mail at, and we might be able to look deeper. The following information is simply copied as text from the City’s site. Many links will stop working over time. For current list, click:

Click here for the list in PDF format: cov-development-applications-1-feb-2017

If you as a citizen would like to do one small thing to make the City more accountable, consider writing Mayor and Council asking them to make Development Applications archives available online. The City website provides a list of archived Rezoning Applications (here) going back to 2011, so why not full information on past Development Applications too?

For reference, we’ve reproduced the full list of development applications below, as posted on the City of Vancouver website:

Welcome! The City is committed to making sure neighbours of development proposals are as informed as possible about proposed developments and that they have opportunities to provide input. This new method serves to notify people about development applications, in a way that is more sustainable and cost-effective.

Development Permit application information is listed below by address. Simply search for the application you are interested in and click on the link for more information.

To assist you, view the Glossary of key technical terms and a brief explanation of the application process.

Information on the Development Permit Board may be found at:

Development Application Details

The applications are listed alphabetically below.

Numbered and Named streets by address/location:

East #   West #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Y MMRU

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MMRU – Medical Marijuana-Related Use Development Applications

1712 West 4th Avenue – DE419557

1952 West 4th Avenue – DE419575

2868 West 4th Avenue – DE419516

3747 West 10th Avenue – DE419500

258 West Broadway – DE419462

3133 West Broadway – DE419497

2137 Commercial Drive – DE419513

2235 Commercial Drive – DE419492

2995 Commercial Drive – DE419598

6415 Fraser Street – DE420305

2231 Granville Street – DE419421

2584 Granville Street – DE419420

151 East Hastings Street – DE419549

529 East Hastings Street – DE419372

2768 Kingsway – DE419426

2943 Kingsway, Suite A – DE419536

1078 Mainland Street – DE419528

610 Robson Street – DE419515

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