2606-2610 Marine Cr rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2606-2610 Marine Cr. The proposal is to retain and retrofit the existing single detached home into 4 dwelling units and to allow for the construction of rowhouses and duplexes for a total of 14 dwelling units. The zoning would change from R1-1 (Residential Inclusive) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • One rowhouse structure with four units;
  • Three duplexes for a total of six units;
  • One retained heritage home retrofitted to contain four units;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 0.86;
  • A floor area of 2,880 sq. m (31,005 sq. ft.);
  • A building height of:
    • Main House: 11.9 m (39.0 ft.)
    • Rowhouse: 10.8 m (35.40 ft.)
    • Duplexes: 9.2 m (30.20 ft.) to 10.6 m (34.80 ft.); and
  • 25 vehicle parking spaces and 37 bicycle parking spaces.

The application is being considered under the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy (ARKS) Vision and Heritage Policies.

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.



We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2606-2610 Marine Cr. The proposal is to retain and retrofit the existing single detached home into 4 dwelling units and to allow for the construction of rowhouses and duplexes for a total of 14 dwelling units. The zoning would change from R1-1 (Residential Inclusive) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • One rowhouse structure with four units;
  • Three duplexes for a total of six units;
  • One retained heritage home retrofitted to contain four units;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 0.86;
  • A floor area of 2,880 sq. m (31,005 sq. ft.);
  • A building height of:
    • Main House: 11.9 m (39.0 ft.)
    • Rowhouse: 10.8 m (35.40 ft.)
    • Duplexes: 9.2 m (30.20 ft.) to 10.6 m (34.80 ft.); and
  • 25 vehicle parking spaces and 37 bicycle parking spaces.

The application is being considered under the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy (ARKS) Vision and Heritage Policies.

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.



The 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 30 to February 19, 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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    Why is this project even being considered as it is so mis-aligned with the ARKS vision and Heritage Policies laid out in the Vancouver Heritage Register which is referenced in ARKS?

    Birdwatcher asked about 1 year ago

    The ARKS Community Vision policy includes a table that details the types of projects where additional area planning is not required before rezoning (see Table 2.1 of ARKS). Heritage retention projects, such as what is being proposed in this rezoning application, are included on this list.

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    what is the heritage streetscape mean that is referred to in the plan

    weetom asked about 1 year ago

    The 2600 block of Marine Crescent (west side) is listed as a streetscape in the Vancouver Heritage Register. This listing doesn’t confer any protection but just identifies the streetscape’s integrity as an important consideration in reviewing conditional applications and proposals including the current rezoning application for 2606 Marine Crescent. This streetscape status and the existing heritage building on the site at 2606 Marine Crescent are factors in the review of the rezoning proposal.

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    Why has this rezoning completely ignored the legal street access for the lot on Marine Cresent. It seems quite obvious that you should allow development of the current vacant lot and ensure access is on Marine Cresent. By allowing the developer to move access to West 50 th you are absolutely destroying one of the iconic streets on the west side that has been here since the 1930’s. Please explain why the Marine Cres access is being ignored for the second lot?

    Tahir Ayub asked about 1 year ago

    As part of the rezoning process, Engineering staff include a review of the application including transportation impacts. The location of any driveways will be part of this review. Conditions for off-site requirements to improve transportation operations and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists adjacent to the site will be included as part of the Referral Report that is prepared for Council consideration.

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    • What is the anticipated timing to go through the various steps involved in a rezoning? • Can you clarify what exactly would be permitted to be built on the site under the existing RS5 zoning and why it’s not adequate or appropriate? • All the application shows is some general massing labelled ‘Massing allowable under RS5 conditional application and RS Character House retention guidelines’ but I’m really not clear on this aspect? • I have serious concerns as do many of the neighbours and other residents share over the application and the fact that, fundamentally this is not in line with the vision and intent for the neighbourhood as laid out in ARKS. You need to be able to clearly explain to us why you are breaching the vision as set out in these documents.

    Tahir Ayub asked about 1 year ago

    Rezoning applications are anticipated to be processed within 12-14 months but processing times may be subject to change, due to factors such as application volumes.

    RS-5 has limited opportunities for increased density. Multiple conversion dwelling along with character retention is the only option within RS-5 zoning.

    Furthermore multiple buildings utilizing a single family character will be more inline with the streetscape character than a large addition to the existing heritage structure.

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    ARKS appears to have clear guidelines for our neighbourhood, so could you please explain why it needs to be rezoned to CD-1 instead of remaining as RS-5? Did I missread the vision of ARKS as a project of this size is clearly not in sync with retaining the heritage streetscape of 2600 block Marine Crescent? The project also backs onto West 50th Avenue which has been a favourite walking street for many years. It is known locally as "Cherry Blossom Lane" and access to the development from 50th Avenue would look like "An oil gusher in a field of flowers". Why was the application allowed, as the development purports to create "seniors housing" but is not close to shopping areas and health professionals, public transit, or other services necessary for their daily living? Finally, ARKS includes the 2600 block of Marine Crescent as one of 3 heritage streetscapes listed with the Vancouver Heritage Register, so why was such a massive project, located next to 3 other Heritage houses allowed to make a rezoning application? Seems a no-brainer to me as it is clearly NOT in sync with the Vision Highlights of ARKS. Thank you in advance for your response.

    Dogwalker asked about 1 year ago

    The ARKS Community Vision policy includes a table that details the types of projects where additional area planning is not required before rezoning (see Table 2.1 of ARKS). Heritage retention projects, such as what is being proposed in this rezoning application, are included on this list. 

    As part of the rezoning process, Engineering staff review the application with respect to transportation impacts and, if identified, may include development conditions for off-site requirements to improve transportation operations and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists adjacent to the site. Public realm improvements along all site frontages will be made as part of the development to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

    The 2600 block of Marine Crescent (west side) is listed as a heritage streetscape in the Vancouver Heritage Register. This listing doesn’t confer any protection but just identifies the streetscape’s integrity as an important consideration in reviewing conditional applications and proposals including the current rezoning application for 2606 Marine Crescent. This streetscape status and the existing heritage building on the site at 2606 Marine Crescent will be part of the review of the rezoning proposal. 

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    If we respect the ARKS Vision Highlights and Background why is this even considered for rezoning?

    Dogwalker asked about 1 year ago

    The ARKS Community Vision policy includes a table that details the types of projects where additional area planning is not required before rezoning (see Table 2.1 of ARKS). Heritage retention projects, such as what is being proposed in this rezoning application, are included on this list.

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    How long will it be to the public hearing? Thanks

    Lobbyman asked about 1 year ago

    Rezoning applications are anticipated to be processed within 12-14 months but processing times may be subject to change, due to factors such as application volumes.

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    Why is CD-1 zoning needed to add such dense housing when the existing zoning is totally reasonable for the "heritage" and historic features of the 4 houses and streetscape?

    Dogwalker asked about 1 year ago

    RS-5 has limited opportunities for increased density. Multiple conversion dwelling along with character retention is the only option within RS-5 zoning.  As the lot is irregular in shape, a CD-1 zoning is required.

    The ARKS Community Vision policy permits rezoning to a CD-1 for projects that include heritage retention. 

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    Why was W 50th chosen for the parking entrance over Marine Cres?

    MJ asked about 1 year ago

    As part of the rezoning process, Engineering staff include a review of the application including transportation impacts. The location of any driveways will be part of this review.

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    How much permeable land is left on this site in sq. ftage? What percentage of the lot is this? It appears from the video it mainly just the area under the laurel hedge.

    Liz Haan asked about 1 year ago

    The project proposes 21,450 sq. f.t of permeable land.  This represents 60% of the lot.  Further details on the project can be found in the application booklet under project statistics.

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