Development applications snapshot, 1-Mar-2017

508 Helmcken DP sign
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-Mar-2017 shows 41 “DE” applications and 58 “DP” applications (excluding 8 MMRU – Medical Marijuana-Related Use Development Applications). Of the 58 DP numbers, 16 are “concurrent with rezoning.” Three applications are “revised,” 1 is “on hold,” and 2 “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 21-Feb-2017 (the first update in many weeks), shows six items, for March 20, April 3, May 1, and June 12, mostly major buildings by major developers. Download: cov-current-development-applications-development-permit-board-21-feb-2017

(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-mar-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:

Development Application Information Web Page

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

1674 Davie Street – DP-2016-00716

6636 Fraser Street – DP-2017-00025

8425 Granville Street – DP-2016-00630

1666 Graveley Street – DP-2016-00697

150 West Hastings Street – DP-2016-00803

138 East Pender Street – DP-2016-00715

1182 Thurlow Street – DP-2016-00684

2 thoughts on “Development applications snapshot, 1-Mar-2017

  1. Coming across this section of your blog and seeing the dev notice for the monstrosity that is currently being constructed in EB Park breaks my heart every time! Now that the old JH is down, you can really see how great the park could have been, what a wasted opportunity!

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