1375-1379 Kingsway rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1375-1379 Kingsway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2 (Commercial) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 49 secured market rental units
  • Commercial retail units at grade of 546 m (5,874 sq. ft.)
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.80
  • A gross floor area of 4,436 sq. m (47,750 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 24.1 m (78.98 ft.)
  • 34 vehicle parking spaces and 104 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Housing Policy (Rental 100).

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 1375-1379 Kingsway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2 (Commercial) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 49 secured market rental units
  • Commercial retail units at grade of 546 m (5,874 sq. ft.)
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.80
  • A gross floor area of 4,436 sq. m (47,750 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 24.1 m (78.98 ft.)
  • 34 vehicle parking spaces and 104 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Housing Policy (Rental 100).

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.



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    How can one view the comments submitted by others?

    WhyKidOurselves asked 14 days ago

    All comments received are used to inform staff review as they perform their analysis of the proposed rezoning application. Planning referral reports include a summary of public consultation for Mayor and Council to consider when reviewing a rezoning application.

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    The sign is posted on 1369 Kingsway. Is that included in the application? It states only 1375-1379

    EeeTee asked 26 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The proposed rezoning is for the properties at 1375 and 1379 Kingsway. 1369 Kingsway is not recognized as a municipal address and appears to be one in the same with 1375 Kingsway. For access to City addresses, please visit: https://vanmap.vancouver.ca/property/

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    I support stepbacks on higher floors in the C2 zones in order to reduce livability impacts on neighbours resulting from increased height. But I am very concerned to learn that planners are considering changing the C2 District Schedules to permit reduced stepbacks from the current rules. Why are planners considering such a change in stepbacks when heights in the C2 zone are already being considered to be increased beyond what is currently allowed?

    j pierce asked 25 days ago

    In 2017, Council directed staff to explore zoning amendments to the C-2 zoning districts to permit rental housing developments up to 6 storeys. Ongoing technical work and engagement as directed by Council is expected to result in further changes to simplify the process for new secured rental housing in C-2 zones. This work is ongoing and a report back to Council is expected in mid-2021. For information on the work to date, engagement opportunities, and to sign up to receive future updates directly to your email, please visit https://shapeyourcity.ca/rental-rz

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    The shadow study shows that the houses behind this building will be in shadow for most of the afternoon throughout much of the year. what changes have been made to the deisgn to reduce these shadows?

    j pierce asked 27 days ago

    In order to minimize shadows on the houses to the north, the building has been pushed towards the busier Kingsway frontage. At the rear, the building steps back at the 2nd storey and the 5th storey respectively. 

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    How did the applicant arrive at a height of over 79 feet in a six storey building? In other cases, height for this number of storeys with one level of commercial space is just over 70 feet.

    j pierce asked 27 days ago

    The site features a significant slope and elevation change between the Kingsway frontage (higher at approximately 54.47m) and the lane frontage (lower at 51.06 m) where the parkade structure is directly accessed rather than sloping down to access parkade. 

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    1. With all the recent proposed and ongoing developments adjacent to Kingsway and Knight intersection, will the City be upgrading the Kingsway/Knight intersection so that the East/West routes get an extended green light for left turns? This intersection is becoming more and more congested already. Developments of this sort would only perpetuate the issue. 2. Can the developer confirm that the trees shown in the renderings (along the Kingsway sidewalk) will be in fact part of the proposed development? 3. Will the developer be providing back lane lighting upgrades? This seems important to address for safety purposes. 4. Will the developer/City be providing sidewalk improvements to Kingsway as part of this project?

    Nat M. asked 26 days ago
    • The development is well-sited to encourage reduced vehicle trip demand.  The site is in proximity to transit (transit routes along Kingsway, Knight St,  King Edward Ave, and bus stop in front development), cycling infrastructure (bikeways on Dumfries St, Windsor St),  and proposes to meet the minimum vehicle requirements of the parking bylaw, which includes provisions for visitor parking, loading, and bike spaces. 
    • As part of the rezoning process, Engineering staff include a review of the application with respect transportation impacts and, if identified, may include development conditions for off-site requirements to improve transportation operations and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists adjacent to the site, such as: new and widened sidewalks with street trees where space permits, lane crossings, and roadway and lane lighting.