1063-1075 Barclay St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1063-1075 Barclay St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 47-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5B (multiple dwelling) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 374 residential units
    • 25% of the floor area as social housing (79 units)
    • 75% of the floor area as market housing (295 units)
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.1
  • Total floor area of 3,0628 sq. m (329,677 sq. ft.)
  • Building height of 143.1 m (469.4 ft.)
  • Five levels of underground parking with 357 vehicle parking spaces and 770 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the West End Community Plan and General Policy for Higher Buildings


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 1063-1075 Barclay St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 47-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-5B (multiple dwelling) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 374 residential units
    • 25% of the floor area as social housing (79 units)
    • 75% of the floor area as market housing (295 units)
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 19.1
  • Total floor area of 3,0628 sq. m (329,677 sq. ft.)
  • Building height of 143.1 m (469.4 ft.)
  • Five levels of underground parking with 357 vehicle parking spaces and 770 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the West End Community Plan and General Policy for Higher Buildings


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 has concluded. Please use the “Send your comments” tab or contact the Planner directly for any further feedback. Thank you for participating.
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    Is it possible that the non-market residents could be given access to the gym, yoga, and spa services on the laneway ground level on at least some days throughout the year?

    Tavia asked 2 months ago

    Currently, the amenities for the non-market residents include a number of common areas (common dining space, multifunctional room, and shared outdoor play space). Yes, the gym, yoga, and spa facilities are currently proposed for use by the market residents. However, use of facilities can be further determined at a later stage. This would involve input from other parties, including the future strata council, to determine. 


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    While it's great to see that 25% of the units are being allocated for social housing, it's well-established that Vancouver is suffering from a missing middle. I'm referring to how there is a dearth of options for those who are neither low nor high income. Will this development be accommodating this, or will it just be for the very rich and those eligible for social housing?

    Ryan asked 2 months ago

    This project is expected to deliver 25% of the floor area for social housing. That means, 30% of the 25% of the floor area will be for those who meet the Housing Income Limits definition set by BC Housing. The remaining 70% of the units can be market rental. Currently, the applicant has not proposed any other affordability beyond that, however, they may choose to at a later stage. That is up to the applicant. This part of the city, under the West End Plan, does not provide guidance for affordability levels beyond the 30% of social housing units to be at HILS.

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    When will construction start and how long will it take?

    Stylebender asked 2 months ago

    The timeline for every project is quite different. The timeline for this rezoning application would be typical of most others. There are number of steps prior to construction. First, the application must go through the rezoning process. Then, a recommendation must be taken to City Council for approval at Public Hearing. If it is approved, the applicant must complete their enactment conditions and development permit conditions. A demolition permit must be obtained to demolish the building. The applicant can then obtain permission (including other permits) to begin construction of a new building. For a project of this size, the construction timeline could be approximately 2 years.

    The timeline for all of the above absolutely vary and depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s timeline, the type of project, time for permits, etc.