1063-1075 Barclay St rezoning application

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On August 15, 2022, the applicant provided an addendum to their June 15, 2020 submission:

The most significant changes are that one floor strata-titled residential has been replaced with one floor of social housing along with minor changes to underground parking. The building height, floor area, and form remain unchanged. This new application includes:

  • 372 residential units of which 87 are social housing units and 285 are strata-titled residential units;
  • a total floor area of 30,646.4 sq. m. (329,876.5 sq. ft.);
  • a building height of 142.6 m (467.9 ft.);
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.10; and
  • 357 vehicle parking spaces and 789 bicycle parking spaces.

Proposal received on June 15, 2020:

The proposal is to allow for the development of a 47-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5B (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 374 residential units
    • 25% of the floor area as social housing (79 units)
    • 75% of the floor area as market housing (295 units);
  • a total floor area of 3,0628 sq. m (329,677 sq. ft.);
  • a building height of 143.1 m (469.4 ft.);
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.10; and
  • 10 levels of underground parking with 357 vehicle parking spaces and 770 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the West End Community Plan and Higher Buildings Policy

Application drawings and statistics on this webpage are posted as-submitted to the City. Following staff review, the final project statistics are documented within the referral report.

On August 15, 2022, the applicant provided an addendum to their June 15, 2020 submission:

The most significant changes are that one floor strata-titled residential has been replaced with one floor of social housing along with minor changes to underground parking. The building height, floor area, and form remain unchanged. This new application includes:

  • 372 residential units of which 87 are social housing units and 285 are strata-titled residential units;
  • a total floor area of 30,646.4 sq. m. (329,876.5 sq. ft.);
  • a building height of 142.6 m (467.9 ft.);
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.10; and
  • 357 vehicle parking spaces and 789 bicycle parking spaces.

Proposal received on June 15, 2020:

The proposal is to allow for the development of a 47-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5B (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 374 residential units
    • 25% of the floor area as social housing (79 units)
    • 75% of the floor area as market housing (295 units);
  • a total floor area of 3,0628 sq. m (329,677 sq. ft.);
  • a building height of 143.1 m (469.4 ft.);
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.10; and
  • 10 levels of underground parking with 357 vehicle parking spaces and 770 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the West End Community Plan and Higher Buildings Policy

Application drawings and statistics on this webpage are posted as-submitted to the City. Following staff review, the final project statistics are documented within the referral report.

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    Is it possible that the non-market residents could be given access to the gym, yoga, and spa services on the laneway ground level on at least some days throughout the year?

    Tavia asked over 2 years ago

    Currently, the amenities for the non-market residents include a number of common areas (common dining space, multifunctional room, and shared outdoor play space). Yes, the gym, yoga, and spa facilities are currently proposed for use by the market residents. However, use of facilities can be further determined at a later stage. This would involve input from other parties, including the future strata council, to determine. 


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    While it's great to see that 25% of the units are being allocated for social housing, it's well-established that Vancouver is suffering from a missing middle. I'm referring to how there is a dearth of options for those who are neither low nor high income. Will this development be accommodating this, or will it just be for the very rich and those eligible for social housing?

    Ryan asked over 2 years ago

    This project is expected to deliver 25% of the floor area for social housing. That means, 30% of the 25% of the floor area will be for those who meet the Housing Income Limits definition set by BC Housing. The remaining 70% of the units can be market rental. Currently, the applicant has not proposed any other affordability beyond that, however, they may choose to at a later stage. That is up to the applicant. This part of the city, under the West End Plan, does not provide guidance for affordability levels beyond the 30% of social housing units to be at HILS.

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    When will construction start and how long will it take?

    Stylebender asked over 2 years ago

    The timeline for every project is quite different. The timeline for this rezoning application would be typical of most others. There are number of steps prior to construction. First, the application must go through the rezoning process. Then, a recommendation must be taken to City Council for approval at Public Hearing. If it is approved, the applicant must complete their enactment conditions and development permit conditions. A demolition permit must be obtained to demolish the building. The applicant can then obtain permission (including other permits) to begin construction of a new building. For a project of this size, the construction timeline could be approximately 2 years.

    The timeline for all of the above absolutely vary and depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s timeline, the type of project, time for permits, etc.

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