1749-1769 E 33rd Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1749-1769 E 33rd Ave. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) district to RR-2B (Residential Rental) district.

The RR-2B district allows for:

  • a 5-storey apartment building where all units are secured as market rental; and
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.2.

The application is being considered under the Secured Rental Policy (Section 2.4 Rezonings in Low-Density Transition Areas).

On December 14, 2021, Council approved amendments to the Secured Rental Policy to allow simplified rezonings in low-density areas near shopping, public transportation and other amenities. Learn more about the Secured Rental Policy and the engagement process and outcomes. The Secured Rental Policy helps deliver on key objectives of the larger Housing Vancouver Strategy.

If approved, this site's zoning will change to RR-2B. Any development on the site would be regulated by that District Schedule and accompanying design guidelines. This approach differs from a site-specific Comprehensive Development (CD) District rezoning. In comparison, this approach allows for a simplified rezoning process and provides greater clarity and consistency on the types of new secured rental buildings that may be built in eligible low-density areas.

The specific form of development (building design) will be reviewed through a future Development Permit process. Application drawings will be available for viewing and comment at that time.

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 16 to June 5, 2022

We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1749-1769 E 33rd Ave. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) district to RR-2B (Residential Rental) district.

The RR-2B district allows for:

  • a 5-storey apartment building where all units are secured as market rental; and
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) up to 2.2.

The application is being considered under the Secured Rental Policy (Section 2.4 Rezonings in Low-Density Transition Areas).

On December 14, 2021, Council approved amendments to the Secured Rental Policy to allow simplified rezonings in low-density areas near shopping, public transportation and other amenities. Learn more about the Secured Rental Policy and the engagement process and outcomes. The Secured Rental Policy helps deliver on key objectives of the larger Housing Vancouver Strategy.

If approved, this site's zoning will change to RR-2B. Any development on the site would be regulated by that District Schedule and accompanying design guidelines. This approach differs from a site-specific Comprehensive Development (CD) District rezoning. In comparison, this approach allows for a simplified rezoning process and provides greater clarity and consistency on the types of new secured rental buildings that may be built in eligible low-density areas.

The specific form of development (building design) will be reviewed through a future Development Permit process. Application drawings will be available for viewing and comment at that time.

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 16 to June 5, 2022

Q&A

The opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A is available from May 16 to June 5, 2022. 

We post all questions as-is and aim to respond within two business days. Some questions may require coordination with internal departments and additional time may be needed to post a response.

Please note that the comment form will remain open after the virtual open house time period. The Rezoning Planner can also be contacted directly for any further feedback or questions.

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    What does market rental mean? Just that all units will be for rent?

    Hadaju asked 7 days ago

    Secured Market Rental projects are required to be used only as rental housing. In such cases rents are determined by the rental market as compared to being offered at a subsidized rate.

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    • Will the shading impact of a five-storey structure on my complex next door, Vancouver Cohousing, be taken into account? • Will there be adequate underground parking for residents and visitors to mitigate the impact on on-street parking on 33rd?

    Lorne Mallin asked 8 days ago

    As part of the application process for proposals coming in under the Secured Market Rental Policy, architectural drawings are not required. Detailed drawings will be provided at the development permit stage and staff will assess the proposal using Council approved RR zone bylaws and guidelines. Site specific shadowing impacts will be reviewed at this stage. During the development of the RR zones, staff analyzed shadowing impacts on adjacent properties resulting from apartment forms at five and six storeys. The resulting regulations contained within the RR zone bylaws and guidelines reflect the outcomes of these analyses to help limit shadowing by new developments with a priority on rear yards of adjacent properties.  

    Parking, loading and bicycle spaces must be provided and maintained according to the provisions of the Vancouver Parking By-law and will be reviewed at time of development permit application when proposal drawings are submitted. The parking by-law, includes provisions for vehicle parking for both residents and visitors, and may also include requirements for passenger loading on-site.  Given this requirement, good access to transit, and existing parking regulations in the area, staff do not anticipate impacts to on-street parking for existing residents.

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    We’re generally in favour of this application—great to see some more smart density come to our neighbourhood. Our question is: is there a traffic management l plan for the commercial street intersections at 33rd, i.e. new traffic signals being considered?

    S. Chase asked 9 days ago

    As part of the rezoning process, Engineering staff review 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.

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