2560-2580 Trafalgar St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2560-2580 Trafalgar St. The zoning would change from RS-7 (Residential) District to RR-2A (Residential Rental) District.

The RR-2A district allows for:

  • A 4-storey apartment building where all units are secured as market rental;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.0; and
  • A maximum building height of 13.7 m (45 ft.).

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-2A. 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

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2560-2580 Trafalgar St. The zoning would change from RS-7 (Residential) District to RR-2A (Residential Rental) District.

The RR-2A district allows for:

  • A 4-storey apartment building where all units are secured as market rental;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.0; and
  • A maximum building height of 13.7 m (45 ft.).

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-2A. 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:

‚ÄčThe virtual open house and Q&A has concluded. Thank you for participating.

The opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A is available from January 23, 2023 to February 12, 2023. 

We post all questions as-is and aim to respond within two business days. Some questions may require coordination with internal departments and additional time may be needed to post a response.

Please note that the comment form will remain open after the virtual open house time period. The Rezoning Planner can also be contacted directly for any further feedback or questions.

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    Does this make it easier for other properties in this block to have zoning changes?

    Lim Law asked 2 months ago

    Under the Secured Rental Policy there is an eligibility map that identifies blocks that meet the locational criteria to be considered for rezoning. The eligibility criteria may vary depending on the exact location of the property. The map can be found here: Secured Rental Policy Low Density Transition Areas Rezoning Guide

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    Hello. Will there be any on-site parking for these units as part of the construction or will it all be street level parking?

    Aleksei asked 2 months ago

    The development is required to provide off-street parking as per the Parking By-law and has an option to reduce vehicle parking requirements with a Transportation Demand Management Plan, as summarized on page 48 of the Residential Rental Districts Schedules Design Guidelines. Parking, loading and bicycle spaces will be reviewed at time of development permit application when proposal drawings are submitted. Given the site and building form, off-street parking may include underground parking.

     

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    Will this building have underground parking

    Lim Law asked 2 months ago

    The development is required to provide off-street parking as per the Parking By-law and has an option to reduce vehicle parking requirements with a Transportation Demand Management Plan, as summarized on page 48 of the Residential Rental Districts Schedules Design Guidelines. Parking, loading and bicycle spaces will be reviewed at time of development permit application when proposal drawings are submitted. Given the site and building form, off-street parking may include underground parking.

     

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