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Community Plan Open Houses

Mark your calendars for the next set of open houses which will cover the refined community plan draft directions.

Wednesday, June 19, 4-7 pm at Best Western Sands Hotel (1755 Davie)

Saturday, June 22, 1-4 pm at West End Strawberry Festival (Barclay Heritage Square)

Tuesday, June 25, 4-7 pm at Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson)


In April 2012, the City initiated a new Community Planning process for the West End. When completed, the plan will provide long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social issues, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan will replace the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).

For information on our planning work to date, upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:

Web & List-serv sign-up: vancouver.ca/westendplan
Email: westendplan@vancouver.ca
Twitter: @westendplan
Telephone: 3-1-1


1365 Burnaby development Open House: March 7

Amanat Architect has a new proposed project at 1365 Burnaby Street. They are hosting a pre-Development Application Open House.

The project will be a new 6 storey,  21 unit residential rental apartment building.

The open house will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at the Sandman Suites Vancouver Hotel, 1160 Davie Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

For further information, please contact Project Coordinator, Derik Giner (mail@amanatarchitect.com).


Community Plan Open Houses: Oct 24, 27 & 30

Upcoming Community Open Houses

City staff will share what they heard through Phase 1 of the planning process, and outline the process and ways to get involved as we move into Phase 2 (policy development).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie St

Capilano Room from 4 to 7 pm


Saturday, October 27, 2012

West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St

English Bay Room from 11 am to 2 pm


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson St

Garibaldi Room from 4 to 7 pm



1860 Barclay: Second Open House, Sept. 6

1860 Barclay St. Public Information Meeting Flyer

Date: September 6, 2012

Time: Drop-in, 5 – 8 p.m.

Place: Best Western Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie

The following message is from Peter MacRae, architect with Merrick Architecture:

“You are cordially invited to a second open house regarding the proposed restoration and heritage designation of the historic Mason Residence and new infill housing behind at 1860 Barclay St. in the West End neighbourhood.  This proposal has been submitted for Development Permit with the City of Vancouver and received support from the City’s Urban Design Panel on August 15, 2012.  Please see the attached PDF for further information and we look forward to discussing the project with you on September 6th.”

Nov. 24 Open House 1401 Comox St Rezoning

City of Vancouver is hosting an Open House on this Rezoning Application on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel, Nelson Room (1763 Comox Street).

More information from the city: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/1401comox/index.htm

Rezoning and Development Permit Application – 1401 Comox Street (DE413347)

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Henriquez Partners Architects, on behalf of Westbank/Peterson, has applied to the City of Vancouver for concurrent rezoning and development permit applications for 1401 Comox Street. The proposed rezoning would rezone this site from RM-5 (Multiple Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is to construct a 22-storey residential tower with seven townhouses at grade and 180 apartments above plus six free-standing townhouses. All residential units would be rental.

The purpose of the rezoning to CD-1 is:

  • To increase the density from the RM-5 maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 1.5 to 7.5 FSR (i.e. the total building floor area permitted would be equal to 7.5 times the site area instead of 1.5 times); and
  • To increase the height from the RM-5 maximum discretionary height of 58 m (190 ft.) to 66 m (216.5 ft.) as measured to the top of the parapet of the rooftop amenity area.

The proposed increase in density and height is to secure the provision of the rental housing. The rezoning application is being considered under the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) Program approved by City Council on June 18, 2009. This program responds to low vacancy rates and the lack of new purpose-built rental housing by providing a strategic set of City incentives to encourage and facilitate the development of new market rental housing.

Nov. 5 Open House 1215 Bidwell Street Rezoning


Tonight’s meeting (Nov. 5) is not an open house. It’s an information meeting about the STIR program, by invitation only. WERA is invited and will be in attendance and able to share information afterwards. We’re sorry for the confusion.

By way of an update on this property, the City heard the application on Tuesday of this week and referred it to a public hearing on Dec. 1st.

More information from the City of Vancouver: vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/1201-1215bidwell

Rezoning Application – 1201 – 1215 Bidwell Street and 1702 – 1726 Davie Street

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Henriquez Partners Architects have submitted a revised application to rezone this site from C-5 (Commercial) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development). The rezoning would increase the permitted density from a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.20 FSR to 6.27 FSR. This increase would secure the provision of rental housing and the retention of the façade of the C-listed heritage building at 1215 Bidwell Street. The proposal is to construct a 210 ft. residential tower (maximum height permitted in the C-5 District) on a 4-storey podium base with retail/service uses at street level and 3 levels of rental housing above.

Changes from the previous proposal include:

  • reduction in the size of the condo units, increasing the number from 55 to 98;
  • the addition of another level of rental housing in the podium, increasing the number of rental units from 33 to 49;
  • Density was proposed at 5.67 FSR and is now 6.27 FSR, tower height is unchanged.