Here is the agenda for the January 16, 2018 Public Hearing, the first of 2018 at Vancouver City Hall. (Update: See official documents online on Jan 10: http://council.vancouver.ca/20180116/phea20180116ag.htm)
Unless you are one of the people who found the notice in the Vancouver Courier this week, you are one of the vast majority of Vancouver citizens who will not be able to know what is on the agenda until a couple days from now. So you heard it here first.
For several items you can probably find the rezoning application documents at vancouver.ca/rezapps, but the official staff reports to Council will appear on the City’s meeting webpage later this week. See our article about Public Hearing notices here. The City is currently asking the public for comments on these processes.
Below, we have scanned the “Vancouver Matters” notice in the Vancouver Courier from last week and used OCR to produce text.
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 pm Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue Third Floor, Council Chamber, Vancouver City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider zoning for these locations:
1. 2425 West 5th Avenue (Tunstall Residence)
To add the existing building at 2425 West 5th Avenue (Tunstall Residence) to the Vancouver Heritage Register in the ‘C’ evaluation category, and to designate the exterior of the existing building as protected heritage property.
2. 58 West Hastings Street
To rezone 58 West Hastings Street from DD (Downtown), District to (Comprehensive Development) District to permit a ten-storey mixed-use building with seven floors of housing, 231 social housing units, retail, and a health care office. A height of 33.21 metres (108.96 feet) and a floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.40 are proposed.
3. 1128 West Georgia Street
To amend the text of CD-1 (426) (Comprehensive Development) District for the existing Shangri-La mixed-use development to add a “tea house” adjacent the hotel – lobby, to enclose the restaurant’s bridge connection/terrace on the third floor and the conference room’s patio on the .sixth floor.
4. 8378-8432 Oak Street
To rezone 8378-8432 Oak Street from RT-2 (Two-Family Dwelling) District to CD-I (Comprehensive Development) District to permit the development of a six-storey residential building with a total of 38 residential units, over two levels of underground parking. A height of 22.1 metres (73 feet) and a floor space ratio (FSR) Of 2.50 are proposed.
5. 1296 West Broadway
To rezone 1296 West Broadway from C-3A (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to permit 16-storey mixed-use building with 153 secured market rental housing units, and commercial uses at grade. A height of 52 metres (170.8 feet) and a floor space ratio (FSR) of 7.07 are proposed.
6. 6679-6695 Main Street (191 East 51st Avenue)
To rezone 6679-6695 Main Street (191 East 51st Avenue) from C-2 (Commercial) District t CD-I (Comprehensive Development) District to permit the development of a six-storey mixed-use building with 28 secured market rental housing units. A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.55 and height of 22.3 metres (73 feet) are proposed.
7. 1500 West Georgia Street
To rezone 1500 West Georgia Street from DD (Downtown District)-to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to permit a new 43-storey mixed-use development to the east of the existing office building (the “Crown Life Place”). The proposed new tower includes 220 strata residential units, retail use at the ground floor and a height of 134.0 metres (440 feet). The proposed ‘floor space ratio (FSR) is 10.82 over the entire site.
8. 4176 Alexandra Street (York House School)
To amend the existing CD-I (288) (Comprehensive Development) District to permit a phased master plan for the existing school, to increase the maximum student enrolment from 600 to 690 and amend the auditorium use. The master plan includes a new multi- purpose building, additions to the senior school, and renewal of the junior school. A maximum height of 16.2 metres (53 feet) -and a total floor space ratio (FSR) of 1.71 are proposed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE APPLICATIONS INCLUDING LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES: vancouver.ca/rezapps or 604-873-7038
Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed by-law •amendments may speak at the Public Hearing. Please register Individually beginning at 8:30 am on January 5, 2018 until 5 pm on the day of the Public Hearing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 604-829-4238. You may also register in person at the door between 5:30 and 6 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. You may submit your comments by email to email@example.com, or by mail to: City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Y IV4. All submitted comments Will be distributed to Council and posted on the City’s website. Please visit vancouver.ca/publichearings for important details. Copies of the draft by-laws will be available for viewing starting January 5, 2018 at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Monday •to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All meetings of Council are webcast live at vancouver.ca/ councilvideo, and minutes of Public Hearings are available at vancouver.ca/councilmeetings (posted approximately two business days after a meeting). For real time information on the progress of City Council meetings, visit vancouver.ca/speaker-wait-times or@VanCityClerk on Twitter. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS, INCLUDING REGISTERING TO SPEAK: vancouver.ca/publichearings