2821-2869 E 49th Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2821-2869 E 49th Ave. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to RR-2B (Residential Rental) District.

The RR-2B District allows for:

  • A 5-storey apartment building(s) where all units are secured as market rental;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.2; and
  • A maximum building height of 16.8 m (55 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-2B. 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 2821-2869 E 49th Ave. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to RR-2B (Residential Rental) District.

The RR-2B District allows for:

  • A 5-storey apartment building(s) where all units are secured as market rental;
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.2; and
  • A maximum building height of 16.8 m (55 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-2B. 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:


Page last updated: 05 Dec 2022, 09:19 AM