1045 Burnaby St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1045 Burnaby St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 16-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5A (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 133 secured market rental units and 37 below market rental units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.19
  • A floor area of 9,945.27 sq. m (107,050 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 48.46 m (159 ft.)
  • 52 vehicle parking spaces and 317 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Criteria for 100% Secured Rental and Below-Market Housing as an Alternative to Inclusionary Social Housing in the Burrard Corridor of the West End Community Plan

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), an extended online question and answer (Q&A) period was held in place of an in-person open house for this project.


We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1045 Burnaby St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 16-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5A (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 133 secured market rental units and 37 below market rental units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 6.19
  • A floor area of 9,945.27 sq. m (107,050 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 48.46 m (159 ft.)
  • 52 vehicle parking spaces and 317 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Criteria for 100% Secured Rental and Below-Market Housing as an Alternative to Inclusionary Social Housing in the Burrard Corridor of the West End Community Plan

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), an extended online question and answer (Q&A) period was held in place of an in-person open house for this project.


​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 June 6 to June 26, 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.

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    How is 'below market' defined and calculated? Is there a breakdown on how many of the below market and market rate apartments are studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms?

    Klavourklave asked 22 days ago

    This project is being considered under the West End Rental Policy (or the “Criteria for 100% Secured Rental and Below-Market Housing as an Alternative to Inclusionary Social Housing in the Burrard Corridor of the West End Community Plan”). This policy secures below-market rental units which must be rented at a discount to the CMHC Average Market Rent for Zone 2 (English Bay). More information on the affordability requirements for below-market rental under this policy can be found in Section 3 of the Council report – here 

    This application is meeting this policy by proposing 20% of the residential floorspace as below-market rental, of which 70% will be rented at a 20% discount to CMHC Average Market Rent for Zone 2, and 30% will be rented at a 50% discount to CMHC Average Market Rent for Zone 2. 

    The applicant’s proposed unit mix can be found on their Application Statistics Page - https://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/1045-burnaby-st/statistics.pdf . To meet the ‘Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects’, at a minimum, the application is required provide at least 35% 2+ bedroom units, met separately in both the market and below-market rental components. The application is currently meeting this policy requirement. 

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    Why is the FSR so low? Other buildings in the area under consideration have FSRs that are twice that of this building.

    dblarsen asked 25 days ago

    The building height has been limited to minimize Shadowing on Davie Street as per City policy (The West End - Tower Form, Siting, and Setbacks Bulletin). The lower building height results in a smaller FSR when compared to other buildings in the area.

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