109 E 40th Ave rezoning application

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The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 109 E 40th Avenue, including the adjacent vacant lots to the east, from RS-1 (Residential) District to RR-3A (Residential Rental) District

The RR-3A district allows for:

  • A 4-storey mixed-use building where all units are secured as market rental;
  • Cultural, recreational, institutional, and commercial uses at grade; and
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.5

The application is being considered under the Secured Rental Policy (Section 2.4 Rezonings in Low-Density Transition Areas).

If approved, this site's zoning will change to RR-3A. Any development on the site would have to conform to these zoning regulations and design guidelines. This approach differs from a site-specific Comprehensive Development (CD) District rezoning. It allows for a simplified rezoning process and provides greater clarity and consistency on the types of new secured rental buildings that may be built in eligible low-density areas.

The specific form of development (building design) will be reviewed through a future Development Permit process. Application drawings will be available for viewing and comment at that time.


Rezoning Policy Background

On December 14, 2021, Council approved amendments to the Secured Rental Policy (SRP) to allow simplified rezonings in low-density areas near shopping, public transportation and other amenities. This policy is intended to help:

  • Increase housing choice for renter households
  • Streamline processes and clarifying policy requirements'/
  • Diversify rental housing options
  • Respond to the City’s Climate Emergency
  • Help enhance local shopping areas
  • Improving livability of rental housing

Learn more about:


Virtual open house: November 21 to December 11, 2022


The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 109 E 40th Avenue, including the adjacent vacant lots to the east, from RS-1 (Residential) District to RR-3A (Residential Rental) District

The RR-3A district allows for:

  • A 4-storey mixed-use building where all units are secured as market rental;
  • Cultural, recreational, institutional, and commercial uses at grade; and
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.5

The application is being considered under the Secured Rental Policy (Section 2.4 Rezonings in Low-Density Transition Areas).

If approved, this site's zoning will change to RR-3A. Any development on the site would have to conform to these zoning regulations and design guidelines. This approach differs from a site-specific Comprehensive Development (CD) District rezoning. It allows for a simplified rezoning process and provides greater clarity and consistency on the types of new secured rental buildings that may be built in eligible low-density areas.

The specific form of development (building design) will be reviewed through a future Development Permit process. Application drawings will be available for viewing and comment at that time.


Rezoning Policy Background

On December 14, 2021, Council approved amendments to the Secured Rental Policy (SRP) to allow simplified rezonings in low-density areas near shopping, public transportation and other amenities. This policy is intended to help:

  • Increase housing choice for renter households
  • Streamline processes and clarifying policy requirements'/
  • Diversify rental housing options
  • Respond to the City’s Climate Emergency
  • Help enhance local shopping areas
  • Improving livability of rental housing

Learn more about:


Virtual open house: November 21 to December 11, 2022

Page last updated: 21 Nov 2022, 08:45 AM