Learn more about the proposal to put three towers on the site of the Safeway at 1780 East Broadway, at Commercial and Broadway.
Grandview Woodland Area Council (GWAC) meeting
Monday, November 4, 2019, starting 7 pm
Learning Resources Centre (LRC), under the Britannia Library, 1661 Napier Street
Website – http://www.gwac.ca/news/safeway-site-3-tower-rezoning-review-at-november-4-2019-gwac-meeting
Among other things, the proposal is for three residential towers, ranging in height from 24 to 30 storeys above the retail plinth. This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan. The proponent is architectural firm Perkins and Will, acting on behalf of developer Westbank (CEO Ian Gillespie) and landowner Crombie REIT.
The GWAC meeting will examine this rezoning application in detail. Guest speakers will provide an overview of the application as well as information about the plan and context. This is not the first proposal for towers around Commercial and Broadway, a former GWAC board member will provide an overview of a previous tower proposal that did not go ahead. As well, guest speakers from the Norquay community will discuss the three tower rezoning at 2220 Kingsway and how this related to their local neighbourhood plan.
The City of Vancouver received the rezoning application for the Safeway site on June 12, 2019; it was recently made public.
The City’s rezoning application webpage contains further links on the proposal, including a link to provide public input:
Three towers proposed for Broadway-Commercial Safeway site redevelopment
Towers envisioned at 24, 27 and 30 storeys above the retail level
Naoibh O’Connor / Vancouver Courier, 25-Sep-2019
Vancouver developer wants to build three towers next to Broadway-Commercial Skytrain station
The residential towers would range in height from 24 to 30 storeys and include space for market condos, rental and social housing, by Scott Brown, 29-Sep-2019