1065 Harwood St and 1332 Thurlow St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1065 Harwood St and 1332 Thurlow St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 36-storey residential building (which include roof access, mechanical and outdoor area). The zoning would change from RM-5A (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 288 rental units (with 231 market rental units and 57 below-market rental units)
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 13.1
  • A floor area of 21,033 sq. m (226,400 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 96.3 m (316 ft.)
  • Seven levels of underground parking with 151 vehicle parking spaces, 11 accessible spaces, 534 Class A bicycle parking spaces and 15 Class B 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.

NOTE: A rezoning application was submitted in 2017 for the same site. The application was withdrawn in 2021.

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


Virtual open house: May 10 to May 31, 2021

Browse the video walkthrough and documents, then ask questions and send your comments below.




We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1065 Harwood St and 1332 Thurlow St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 36-storey residential building (which include roof access, mechanical and outdoor area). The zoning would change from RM-5A (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 288 rental units (with 231 market rental units and 57 below-market rental units)
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 13.1
  • A floor area of 21,033 sq. m (226,400 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 96.3 m (316 ft.)
  • Seven levels of underground parking with 151 vehicle parking spaces, 11 accessible spaces, 534 Class A bicycle parking spaces and 15 Class B 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.

NOTE: A rezoning application was submitted in 2017 for the same site. The application was withdrawn in 2021.

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


Virtual open house: May 10 to May 31, 2021

Browse the video walkthrough and documents, then ask questions and send your comments below.




Q&A

Q&A is available from May 10 to May 31, 2021.

Q&A replaces in-person open houses, which are on hold due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We post all questions as-is and aim to respond within two business days.

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    Four massive 36 story towers with views over English Bay to attract high-end tenants and exhorbitant rents. In Vancouver, "newer structures in central areas drove the increase in the vacancy rate" (rentals.ca February, 2021) with the asking rent for vacant units 21.4 % higher than the average for occupied units (ibid). Why are developers allowed to build luxury apartments while claiming to provide low/middle class housing? The developers could not market their presales as condos, so now the strategy is to bootstrap the project to the Criteria for 100% Secured Rental and Below-Market Housing as an Alternative to Inclusionary Social Housing in the Burrard Corridor. The spirit of the Criteria is deeply at odds with the intent of these proposals. It is obvious to the residents of this community that this is not an alternative to inclusionary social housing. The existing residents may be re-housed, but will there be a net gain in low -income housing?

    maria56 asked 2 days ago

    The applicant is proposing a rental building under the 100% Secured Rental policy that you referenced. The rental housing proposed advances the rental housing targets, and affordable housing targets, in the West End. The policy requires 1-for-1 replacement. The proposal will replace the existing rental units with rental units that contain a level of secured affordability.

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    Why is a 36 storey building being allowed to exist here, when the maximum size should be 10 floors max.

    Mr. Edward Chee asked 3 days ago

    This proposal is coming in under a policy and West End Plan that allows for a building height up to 300 ft. the policy doesn’t specify the number of storeys. The policy does allow for more than a building that would be equivalent to 10 storeys.

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    Question 1) How is the city allowing to add MORE vehicle traffic to this street junction ? Thurlow from Davie St. to Pacific St. It is already jammed.

    Mr. Edward Chee asked 3 days ago

    The Parking By-law does have a minimum residential parking requirement for this part of the city. The applicant will then need to meet those parking requirements, but can also include transportation measures to increase the sustainable parking options on site, such as car share vehicles.