2086-2098 W 7th Ave and 2091 W 8th Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2086-2098 W 7th Ave and 2091 W 8th Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 13-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-4 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 140 social housing units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.42
  • A net floor area of 7,948 sq. m (85,551 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 50 m (164 ft.)
  • 6 vehicle parking spaces and 154 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Policies.


Announcements

May 3, 2022

The original rezoning application, received in October 2021, proposed that all 140 social housing units with supports be rented at the shelter component of income assistance.

Following staff review of the proposal, as well as of comments and feedback received during the rezoning application's Virtual Open House and comment period, the number of units has been reduced to 129 units, and the affordability mix was adjusted to: approximately 50% at the shelter component of income assistance (currently $375/month) and 50% at rents-geared-to-income (RGI) for households earning up to 50% of BC Housing's Housing Income Limits (HILs) (currently max $719/month).

January 20, 2022

Shadow studies comparing the proposed 13-storey rezoning application with a 6-storey building that could be built under the site’s existing RM-4 (Residential) District zoning, from September to June, are now available online, here: [LINK]

December 6, 2021

The minutes from the Nov. 10 Urban Design Panel meeting on this item are now available online, here: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/urban-design-panel.aspx.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is the UDP meeting on Nov. 10th not streamed live on the internet?

Due to the high level of interest in the November 10 UDP meeting, a video live stream will be made publicly available, as best that current technology will allow, as we transition to in-person only meetings. The live stream can be accessed at: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/urban-design-panel.aspx, or in person from the 1st floor media gallery at City Hall.

The Urban Design Panel provides expert advice to staff and Council and is not a forum for direct public input. The public may observe meetings in progress but may not address the panel. Minutes of the meeting are available online two weeks after the meeting.

Members of the public who wish to comment on this application may do so at any time using the comment form below, or by participating in the virtual open house using the “Ask a Question” tab below.

Q: Why are you considering this site ahead of a decision on the Broadway Plan?

A: This site at Arbutus and 8th is being considered ahead of the Broadway Plan being approved because social and supportive housing is allowed to go ahead under the current Interim Rezoning Policy (IRP). In recognition of the continuing need for non-market housing in Vancouver for people experiencing homelessness and low-income households, the Broadway IRP allows consideration of rezoning applications for projects involving 100% social and supportive housing. You can find out more about the Broadway Plan proposal, including building heights and uses, and public consultation activities at this website: https://shapeyourcity.ca/broadway-plan.


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.




Referred to Public Hearing

On May 17, 2022 City Council referred this application to a Public Hearing.

Give feedback to City Council:

Send your comments online

or via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Or request to speak, starting approximately one week before the meeting.

Your comments and name will be published in the meeting record.

We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2086-2098 W 7th Ave and 2091 W 8th Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 13-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RM-4 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 140 social housing units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.42
  • A net floor area of 7,948 sq. m (85,551 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 50 m (164 ft.)
  • 6 vehicle parking spaces and 154 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Policies.


Announcements

May 3, 2022

The original rezoning application, received in October 2021, proposed that all 140 social housing units with supports be rented at the shelter component of income assistance.

Following staff review of the proposal, as well as of comments and feedback received during the rezoning application's Virtual Open House and comment period, the number of units has been reduced to 129 units, and the affordability mix was adjusted to: approximately 50% at the shelter component of income assistance (currently $375/month) and 50% at rents-geared-to-income (RGI) for households earning up to 50% of BC Housing's Housing Income Limits (HILs) (currently max $719/month).

January 20, 2022

Shadow studies comparing the proposed 13-storey rezoning application with a 6-storey building that could be built under the site’s existing RM-4 (Residential) District zoning, from September to June, are now available online, here: [LINK]

December 6, 2021

The minutes from the Nov. 10 Urban Design Panel meeting on this item are now available online, here: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/urban-design-panel.aspx.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is the UDP meeting on Nov. 10th not streamed live on the internet?

Due to the high level of interest in the November 10 UDP meeting, a video live stream will be made publicly available, as best that current technology will allow, as we transition to in-person only meetings. The live stream can be accessed at: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/urban-design-panel.aspx, or in person from the 1st floor media gallery at City Hall.

The Urban Design Panel provides expert advice to staff and Council and is not a forum for direct public input. The public may observe meetings in progress but may not address the panel. Minutes of the meeting are available online two weeks after the meeting.

Members of the public who wish to comment on this application may do so at any time using the comment form below, or by participating in the virtual open house using the “Ask a Question” tab below.

Q: Why are you considering this site ahead of a decision on the Broadway Plan?

A: This site at Arbutus and 8th is being considered ahead of the Broadway Plan being approved because social and supportive housing is allowed to go ahead under the current Interim Rezoning Policy (IRP). In recognition of the continuing need for non-market housing in Vancouver for people experiencing homelessness and low-income households, the Broadway IRP allows consideration of rezoning applications for projects involving 100% social and supportive housing. You can find out more about the Broadway Plan proposal, including building heights and uses, and public consultation activities at this website: https://shapeyourcity.ca/broadway-plan.


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.




Referred to Public Hearing

On May 17, 2022 City Council referred this application to a Public Hearing.

Give feedback to City Council:

Send your comments online

or via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Or request to speak, starting approximately one week before the meeting.

Your comments and name will be published in the meeting record.

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