1116 Pendrell St (DP-2020-00054) development application

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Skyllen Pacific Real Estate Ltd. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on this site two three-storey Multiple Dwelling buildings with a total of 16 units under the Secured Market Rental Policy and one 18-storey Multiple Dwelling building with 109 units.

The proposal includes the following:

  • Height of 53.3 m
  • Total FSR of 3.024 (8,500 m²)
  • Four levels of underground parking having vehicular access from the lane

Under the site’s existing RM-5B zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted. However, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

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.


Virtual open house: November 9 to 15, 2020

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


Skyllen Pacific Real Estate Ltd. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on this site two three-storey Multiple Dwelling buildings with a total of 16 units under the Secured Market Rental Policy and one 18-storey Multiple Dwelling building with 109 units.

The proposal includes the following:

  • Height of 53.3 m
  • Total FSR of 3.024 (8,500 m²)
  • Four levels of underground parking having vehicular access from the lane

Under the site’s existing RM-5B zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted. However, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

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.


Virtual open house: November 9 to 15, 2020

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


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Q&A is available from November 9 to 15, 2020.

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

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    By whose authority and direction has this development been posted on Shape Your City when it is not listed on the COV Rezoning Application page?

    WhyKidOurselves asked 13 days ago

    This is a conditional development permit application submitted based on the RM-5B District Schedule. This is not a rezoning application. 

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    Why is the city considering knocking down buildings that currently provide affordable housing only to be replaced by towers with units much smaller and rental rates unobtainable by a large percentage of West Enders? It's not difficult to find a place to rent in the West End. It IS difficult to find a place that's close to being affordable and in turn, safe.

    Concerned West Ender asked 18 days ago

    The proposed 16 secured market rental units and 109 strata residential units will contribute to meeting housing need in the Downtown area and Citywide. In 2019, the purpose-built apartment vacancy rate was 1.0 per cent in Vancouver. The vacancy rate (based on the CHMC Market Rental Survey) for the Downtown area within which this site is located is 1.3 per cent. This means that 13 out of every 1,000 market rental units in this area were empty and available for rent. A vacancy rate of 3 per cent represents a balanced market. Low vacancy rates can contribute to property price inflation. The proposed rental and strata units will contribute to increasing housing supply and towards achieving a healthy vacancy rate in Downtown area and City wide. 

    The proposed development is a consolidation of two sites, one containing an existing 16-unit rental building and the other containing a 43-unit strata building.  The 16 purpose-built rental units are covered by the Rental Housing Official Development Plan (ODP), which requires the applicant to provide one-for-one replacement of existing secured rental units.  In accordance with the ODP, the proposed project provides 16 secured market rental units, which will be secured for the greater of 60 years or the life of the building through a Housing Agreement. The proposed project also includes 109 strata residential units. Some of these units may be rented out, which would contribute to the secondary rental stock in the City. Overall the project provides a net increase of 66 strata residential units as well as one-for-one replacement of existing secured rental. As the project is not seeking the DCL Waiver, the City has no mechanism to control the secured rental rates set by the applicant. However by not seeking the waiver, the City will collect DCLs for the rental portion of the development, which will provide funds into development of new City amenities such as social and non-profit housing, childcare and parks. 

    Existing tenants living in the purpose-built rental building, as well as secondary rental tenants (strata condo rented suites), may be eligible for the provisions under the TRP Policy. The TRP policy is intended to protect tenants by mitigating the impacts of displacement resulting from redevelopment activity, while recognizing that some renewal is necessary to maintain the health of the overall rental stock. A Tenant Relocation Plan is required when tenants are displaced as a result of redevelopment or major renovation activity. At a minimum, these terms include four months of free rent or more based on length of tenancy, a flat-rate payment towards moving expenses, and assistance finding three alternate accommodations that best meet the tenants identified priorities. Eligible tenants may also exercise a Right of First Refusal to return to one of the replacement rental units in the new building at 20 per cent discount off starting market rents.  Eligibility is based on length of tenancy and date of site acquisition.

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    Will the highrise be built to withstand an earthquake up to 9 on the Richter Scale? If not, to what level of safety? Will the parkade have chargers for electric cars? Washing machines/dryers ensuite? Any info on how Shoppers will redevelop its property across the lane? (Watch out for Japanese Knotweed growing across the lane.) Thanks.

    REFVancouver asked 19 days ago

    To answer your questions:

    1. All new developments in the City of Vancouver, including this proposal, are built to Vancouver Building By-Law.
    2. All parking spaces provided for residential use, excluding visitor parking spaces, shall be provided with an energized outlet capable of providing Level 2 charging or higher to the parking space.
    3. As per the submitted floor plans, all of the market and rental units have dedicated spaces to accommodate washers and dryers. 
    4. If you are referring to the site at 1125 Davie St., our records do not show an active rezoning or development application.