314-328 W Hastings St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 314-328 W Hastings St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 12-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from DD (Downtown) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 128 secured market rental residential units
  • commercial uses at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 8.16
  • A floor area of 9,450.34 sq. m (101,722.65 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 32 m (105 ft.)
  • 8 vehicle parking spaces and 279 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Downtown Eastside Plan and the Rezoning Policy for the Downtown Eastside.

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.


Referred to Public Hearing

On May 30, 2023 City Council referred this application to a Public Hearing.

Give feedback to City Council:

Send your comments online

or via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Or request to speak, starting approximately one week before the meeting.

Your comments and name will be published in the meeting record.

We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 314-328 W Hastings St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 12-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from DD (Downtown) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 128 secured market rental residential units
  • commercial uses at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 8.16
  • A floor area of 9,450.34 sq. m (101,722.65 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 32 m (105 ft.)
  • 8 vehicle parking spaces and 279 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Downtown Eastside Plan and the Rezoning Policy for the Downtown Eastside.

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.


Referred to Public Hearing

On May 30, 2023 City Council referred this application to a Public Hearing.

Give feedback to City Council:

Send your comments online

or via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Or request to speak, starting approximately one week before the meeting.

Your comments and name will be published in the meeting record.

‚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 June 13 to July 3, 2022. 

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.

Note: If the page is being published prior to confirming the virtual open house time period, remove the first line in bold and add it once the date is confirmed.

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    Will there be affordable family units (to real families, not super rich families who can afford $4-5000/month rent), such as 3-4+ bedroom units?

    Ryan Giesbrecht asked 12 months ago

    This application includes 100% secured market rental housing, which does not include any secured affordability. The applicant will be required to provide a minimum of 25% of all units as 2-3 bedroom family apartments.

    As there is no secured affordability, the building owner will be able to set the rents for the units. We can estimate what the rents may based on data from the October 2021 CMHC Rental Market Survey for apartments in purpose-built rental buildings completed in the year 2012 or later on the Eastside of Vancouver; the average market rent is $2,402 for a two-bedroom unit which is affordable to a household with an annual income of $96,080, and $3,272 for a three-bedroom unit which is affordable to a household with an annual income of $130,880. Housing is considered affordable if a household spends no more than thirty per cent of their gross income on housing. 

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    How will this project fight against gentrification of the DTES? Will there be space for low-income residents of the neighbourhood?

    Ryan Giesbrecht asked 12 months ago

    Thanks for your comments. We appreciate your concerns related to the potential gentrification impacts of this application. 

    In Victory Square, where this rezoning application is located, Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan policy allows for the consideration of projects that include either a minimum of two-thirds social housing, and one-third strata housing, or 100% secured market rental housing. Heritage building rehabilitation is also prioritized in the policy. 

    This application includes 100% secured market rental housing, which does not include any secured affordability. This project includes buildings with Class B and C heritage potential, and a focus of this application is the conservation of heritage.

    While below market units are not required for this specific site, Section 8.4 of the DTES Plan includes policy and processes for community consultation which evaluates how proposals fit into the neighbourhood. If significant community concern is raised, amendments to proposals should be considered and/or agreements should will be developed to help mitigate areas of concern. 

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    Is it possible to put in an application for rental of a 1 bedroom unit this early?

    Maria Findlay asked 12 months ago

    Thanks for your question. Please contact the applicant (Lisa Morrell, lmorrell@pacificreach.com) for information on future rental availability.

Page last updated: 30 May 2023, 02:50 PM