2009-2037 Stainsbury Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2009-2037 Stainsbury Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a seven-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 123 social housing units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.46
  • A net floor area of 10,254 sq. m (110,368 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 23.83 m (78.18 ft.)
  • 35 vehicle parking spaces and 227 bicycle parking spaces
  • Passive House certification

The application is being considered under the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Vision and the Affordable Housing Policies.

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: January 24 to February 13, 2022

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


We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2009-2037 Stainsbury Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a seven-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 123 social housing units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.46
  • A net floor area of 10,254 sq. m (110,368 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 23.83 m (78.18 ft.)
  • 35 vehicle parking spaces and 227 bicycle parking spaces
  • Passive House certification

The application is being considered under the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Vision and the Affordable Housing Policies.

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: January 24 to February 13, 2022

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

Q&A

The opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A is available from January 24 to February 13, 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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    People are still living in this area. Where will they go for the same accommodations for the same cost?

    Lilly asked about 17 hours ago

    The City’s understanding is that buildings on the subject site (2009-2037 Stainsbury Avenue) are vacant and that there are no existing residents within buildings on the subject site. Should you have any concerns otherwise, please email the rezoning planner at Allison.Smith@vancouver.ca to discuss.

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    What is meant by social housing for this project? What size size are most of the units? Ie) how many studios 1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom?

    JordanB asked about 16 hours ago

    The City of Vancouver defines social housing as “rental housing in which at least 30 percent of the dwelling units are occupied by households with incomes below housing income limits, as set out in the current Housing Income Limits (HILs) table published by BC Housing; which is owned by a non-profit corporation, non-profit co-operative association, or by or on behalf of the City, the Province of British Columbia, or Canada; and which is secured by a housing agreement or other legal commitment.” This specific application is proposing a mix of units occupied by households with incomes below housing income limits, shelter rate units and market rental units. The building is proposed with 27 studio units (22%), 40 one-bedroom units (32.5%), 34 two-bedroom units (27.6%), 16 three-bedroom units (13%) and 6 four-bedroom units (4.9%).  

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    Residents in this area often enjoy walking through this area (particularly the garden) to access small streets to get to Trout Lake. Is there a way to preserve a public pedestrian corridor through the area?

    Tanya M asked 3 days ago

    The application does not currently propose a walkway intersecting the site. Sidewalks along Stainsbury Avenue, Victoria Drive and Hull Street would be maintained and/or improved as part of the proposed development. A pedestrian walkway is proposed along the east and north side of the building (parallel to the SkyTrain corridor), in order to provide access to some ground-related units of the building. Please refer to page 23 of the “Applicant Boards” for walkways proposed on the site, which can be downloaded under the “Virtual open house” tab on the right side of the webpage.

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    Will the big orchard trees be preserved?

    Tanya M asked 3 days ago

    The application proposes to remove a number of trees on the site, including fruit trees, in order to facilitate the construction of the proposed building. The Cedar Cottage Garden Society could choose to relocate some of the existing fruit trees, should they secure an alternate community garden site. The Arborist Report submitted with the application contains detailed information on proposed tree removal and retention and can be downloaded from the Shape Your City page, under “Reports and Studies” under the “Application documents” tab on the right side of the webpage. On page 25 of the Arborist Report, a plan indicates the trees proposed for retention and for removal. The City of Vancouver regulates tree removal through the Protection of Trees By-law.

Page last updated: 24 January 2022, 13:15