West End Rezoning Policy: secured rental housing option in the Burrard Corridor

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The amendments to the West End Rezoning Policy has now been approved. We thank everyone for your input and interest. Your feedback was gathered into a council report to help inform City Council's decision on the final amendments for the West End Rezoning Policy and the West End Community Plan on March 29, 2023.


To help create more rental housing in the West End, in 2020, Council approved a temporary policy that allowed rezoning applications in the Burrard Corridor (see map below) for 100% secured rental buildings with 20% below-market rental (BMR) component in addition to the inclusionary social housing option. This temporary policy expired in December 2022.


The policy enabled 7 projects with 1,749 rental units and 368 BMR units. After studying the outcomes of the temporary policy, staff are proposing to make this option permanent by amending the West End Community Plan (2013) and the Rezoning Policy for the West End (2013).


If approved, this means that the City will continue to accept applications for 100% rental housing with a 20% BMR component in the Burrard Corridor sub-areas D and E (see map below). 100% rental projects with minimum 20% BMR would be subject to the same criteria that were approved by Council in 2020 for the interim policy. Read more about the 2020 interim policy and criteria.


How to get involved

Complete the comment form by February 12; ask questions by February 12.

Next steps

After public input on the proposed change is received, staff will analyze and summarize the findings for a report to Council. Staff anticipate presenting the draft amendments and summary of public feedback for Council consideration in Spring 2023. Sign up to receive notifications and updates, including the date this proposal will go to Council.

If you have any feedback or questions about the project, please email the West End team. We will post any upcoming Council dates on this webpage in coming weeks once available.

The amendments to the West End Rezoning Policy has now been approved. We thank everyone for your input and interest. Your feedback was gathered into a council report to help inform City Council's decision on the final amendments for the West End Rezoning Policy and the West End Community Plan on March 29, 2023.


To help create more rental housing in the West End, in 2020, Council approved a temporary policy that allowed rezoning applications in the Burrard Corridor (see map below) for 100% secured rental buildings with 20% below-market rental (BMR) component in addition to the inclusionary social housing option. This temporary policy expired in December 2022.


The policy enabled 7 projects with 1,749 rental units and 368 BMR units. After studying the outcomes of the temporary policy, staff are proposing to make this option permanent by amending the West End Community Plan (2013) and the Rezoning Policy for the West End (2013).


If approved, this means that the City will continue to accept applications for 100% rental housing with a 20% BMR component in the Burrard Corridor sub-areas D and E (see map below). 100% rental projects with minimum 20% BMR would be subject to the same criteria that were approved by Council in 2020 for the interim policy. Read more about the 2020 interim policy and criteria.


How to get involved

Complete the comment form by February 12; ask questions by February 12.

Next steps

After public input on the proposed change is received, staff will analyze and summarize the findings for a report to Council. Staff anticipate presenting the draft amendments and summary of public feedback for Council consideration in Spring 2023. Sign up to receive notifications and updates, including the date this proposal will go to Council.

If you have any feedback or questions about the project, please email the West End team. We will post any upcoming Council dates on this webpage in coming weeks once available.

Page last updated: 03 Apr 2023, 07:51 AM