1650 E 12th Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1650 E 12th Ave. The proposal is to allow for a 6-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2C1 (commercial) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 65 strata residential units
  • Commercial retail space at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.00
  • Floor area of 5,110.5 sq. m (55,009 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum height of 22.7 m (74.3 ft.)
  • 71 vehicle parking spaces and 117 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.


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: September 14 to October 4, 2020

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


We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1650 E 12th Ave. The proposal is to allow for a 6-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2C1 (commercial) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 65 strata residential units
  • Commercial retail space at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.00
  • Floor area of 5,110.5 sq. m (55,009 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum height of 22.7 m (74.3 ft.)
  • 71 vehicle parking spaces and 117 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.


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: September 14 to October 4, 2020

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

Q&A is available from September 14 to October 4, 2020.

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

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    I have lived on this quite dead end street for 12 years. I was in favour of the ISS building coming in, it has been a lovely addition with all the families. It has increased street parking a fair bit though, already when people come to visit me they had difficulty parking. I am curious how many parking spaces are for residents, how many are for the commercial units, how many people are going to occupy the commercial units, and how many spaces are for the customers / clients of the commercial units? I see that the parking spaces were increased from the first proposal, but I still believe it is not enough.

    Kale asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The proposal has 48 residential parking stalls with 3 visitor stalls for the 65 strata units and 23 commercial parking stalls. You can see a full break down of the parking here: https://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/documents/1650-1690E12thAve-ProjectStats.pdf

    The City of Vancouver has parking minimums that must be met for some types of development and as part of our ongoing research on parking trends we have observed that many underground parking facilities remain largely empty. Through the City’s Climate Emergency Response we are working on further promoting walking, biking, and public transit to reduce the overall demand for private motor vehicle use, and reducing the amount of parking supply to match that reduced demand. This will also help lower the cost of housing/construction, reduce the amount of embodied carbon in parkade structures, and enable more investment that support sustainable transportation. 

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    Thank you for your comments. Your comments are listed below. Your comments Question for the City - The applicant's transportation demand management report looks at traffic flowthrough on the main arterial roads but there are no studies or discussion regarding rezoning permit parking for laneway management/flowthrough. Currently, units on the 1500-1600 block of E 12th (South side) are unable to apply for a residential parking permits. As E 12th is a main arterial, parking is limited to 7 PM to 7 AM; this forces overflow parking into the laneway and has been an ongoing hazard both for visibility and safety of pedestrian, cyclists and drivers. With an additional building going up, there will be additional cars going down the laneway, which raises the risk of damages to cars parked in the laneway, and potential accidents due to poor visibility as a result of cars parked in the laneway. Will you be revisiting the zoning for permit parking to allow units located on E 12th to obtain residential permit parking in order to ease the congestion created in the laneway in recognition of the additional cars that will be traversing down the laneway? Reference: Broadway Station Residential Permit Zone - https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/broadway-station.pdf

    SWP asked 16 days ago

    Residents may request a review of new or changes to existing residential parking permit zones by contacting the city at 3-1-1 or by visiting the City’s website at https://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/permit-zone-request.aspx . As part of the review of the rezoning application, Engineering staff review proposed developments for transportation safety issues on-and adjacent the site and may include conditions for the development to deliver improvements as part of the report to Council.

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    Will there be any car sharing spots in the building such as modo?

    Resident asked 17 days ago

    There are currently no car share spaces proposed and there are none required for this type of development. The applicant is exploring the possibility based on the demand for car share in the neighbourhood.