Revised Oakridge Centre Proposal Moves Closer to Public Hearing

A revised rezoning application has been presented for Westbank and Ivanhoe Cambridge’s plan to rezone and redevelop the 28-acre Oakridge Centre property. This is expected to be the last round of formal open houses for the rezoning before the proposal heads to the Urban Design Panel and then on to Public Hearing.

Proposed changes from 2012 version:

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Oakridge Height Changes


Morguard Proposing 25-Storey Office Building at 601 West Hastings

Morguard has applied to the City of Vancouver to amend the existing CD-1 for their property 601 West Hastings Street (also referred to as 333 Seymour Street) to retain the existing office tower, and build a 25-storey office building with:

  • A total floor area of 227,700 SF
  • 3,627 sq. ft. of ground level retail space
  • a public plaza
  • a density of 24.34 FSR
  • a proposed height of 357 ft
  • 102 parking spaces and 78 bicycle parking spaces in 5 levels of underground parking

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Several Projects Referred to Public Hearing

Several rezoning projects are headed to council next week in anticipation of public hearing:

  1. 33-49 East Hastings St.
  • Atira Housing Society is proposing to rezone for four lots from DEOD to CD to increase the permitted density from 5.00 to 8.28 FSR and building height from 98 feet to 127 feet to allow construction of a mixed-use building with commercial use at grade and in the mezzanine, and with 12 storeys of residential use above. It includes 102 units of social/supportive housing and 67 units of  market housing secured as rental for 15 years.

2. 1412-1480 Howe Street

  • Westbank Projects is proposing to rezone 1410 Howe St.several lots on Howe Street for a 52-storey (497 ft.) residential tower with 407 residential units and a 10-storey podium containing retail and 95 residential units (market rental). Lots on Granville and Pacific Street will include 6-storey buildings providing retail and office uses. The total density is 5.08 FSR.



3. 4412-4488 Cambie Street

  • 4412 cambieDava Developments Ltd. is rezoning 4412-4488 Cambie Street from RS-1 to CD-1 under the Cambie Corridor Plan. The proposal is for a 6-storey residential development containing a total of 102 residential units (19 townhouses and 83 apartments), with a density 2.60 FSR, and 113 parking spaces. The CAC is fixed at $55.00 per SF of net increase in density.

4. 2290 Main Street2290 Main St.

  • The proposed rezoning for 2290 Main Street from IC-2 to CD-1 anticipates a 9-storey mixed-use building with 89 residential units. The proposal includes a density of 4.92 FSR, and a total height of 99 feet. The proposed project is supportable under the Mt. Pleasant Community Plan. The CAC proposed is $35.40 per SF.

5. 1526-1560 Kingsway1526-1560 Kingsway

  • The owners of these lots are proposing to rezone from the existing C-2 zoning (2.5 FSR) to CD-1 to permit the development of a six-storey mixed-use building containing 77 units of market rental housing with commercial retail use at grade. The proposed density is 3.85 FSR. The application is consistent with Council’s Secured Market Rental Housing Policy (Rental 100).

Stretch of Burnaby’s Hastings Could Get Taller

Stretch of Burnaby’s Hastings could get taller – Burnaby NewsLeader.

A stretch of the north side of Hastings Street could get taller now that a four-storey mixed use development is being proposed for three lots west of Macdonald Avenue.

A public hearing will be held Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Burnaby city hall council chambers for the application to rezone 3951, 3959 and 3975 Hastings St. which are currently home to older, one and two-storey commercial and mixed-use buildings, according to a city staff report.

The proposal, designed by Chris Dikeakos Architects [for Bosa], is for a project with commercial space on the ground and mezzanine levels with three stories of condominium apartments above. All parking would be underground with vehicle access from the rear lane.

To meet the requirements of the C8a Hastings urban village commercial district, the development would include a lighted pedestrian walkway within a statutory  right-of-way linking Hastings to the north.

And while the C8a zone restricts an individual user of a  ground-floor commercial space to a maximum building frontage of 66 feet, the report said city staff may support a future relaxation of the restriction for suitably-designed cafes, restaurants, food stores and retailers if needed.

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Yuanheng Proposing 65-unit Project at King Edward Station Site

Yuanheng Development has applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone 4099 Cambie Street from C-2 to CD-1 per the Cambie Corridor Plan. Colliers sold the site, which sits directly adjacent the King Edward Canada Line Station, in 2011.4099 Cambie

The proposal is for a mixed-use building with retail at grade and residential units on the upper floors, including:

      • a density of 3.52 FSR
      • a height of 8 storeys with a partial mezzanine contained in the ground floor;
      • a total 65 market condo units
      • a total of 79 vehicle parking spaces underground.

More information here.

Regent International Proposing 70 Units at King Edward & Cambie

Regent International has applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone 563-571 West King Edward Avenue from RS-5 to CD-1. Regent had acquired the assembly of single family lots earlier in 2013563-571 King Edward. The property falls within the Cambie Corridor Plan.


The proposal is for a six-storey building and four townhouses, with:

    • a total of 70 condo units;
    • a floor area of 52,142 SF
    • a density of 2.43 FSR
    • a building height 70 ft
    • 44 underground parking spaces, including two car share spaces.

More information here.

Rezoning Proposed for Stongs on Dunbar

The owners of the Stongs property at 4508-4560 Dunbar Street have applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone the property, and an adjacent single family lot from C-2 and RS-5 and to CD. Stongs Dunbar

The proposed project includes:

    • on the Dunbar Street site, a 6-storey mixed use building with new Stongs (20,124 SF) and two smaller commercial units on the first level and 72 condo units (74,935 SF) above the store.
    • on the West 30th Avenue property, 11 3-storey townhouses (12,579 SF)
    • a public plaza at the northeast corner of Dunbar Street and West 30th Avenue;
    • a combined density of 2.51FSR
    • 234 vehicle parking spaces, three loading spaces and 111 class A bicycle spaces (each site includes two levels of underground parking).

More information here.