2246-2268 E Broadway rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2246-2268 E Broadway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (single detached houses and duplexes) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 57 market strata units
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.65
  • Floor area of 4,216 sq. m (45,382 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum building height of 19.35 m (63.48 ft.)
  • 47 underground vehicle parking spaces, 4 surface vehicles parking spaces, and 114 bicycle parking spaces

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


Virtual open house: June 29 to July 19, 2020

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 2246-2268 E Broadway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (single detached houses and duplexes) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). The proposal includes:

  • 57 market strata units
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.65
  • Floor area of 4,216 sq. m (45,382 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum building height of 19.35 m (63.48 ft.)
  • 47 underground vehicle parking spaces, 4 surface vehicles parking spaces, and 114 bicycle parking spaces

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


Virtual open house: June 29 to July 19, 2020

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

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Green: Other rezoning applications
Pink: What is permitted under rezoning policy

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    I have many questions.! The developer needs to redesign the building to make it look more like a garden and a commercial drive. It does not look like anything in the neighbourhood. Design it to look like that garden project around the corner. It needs quality building looks to look like the neighbouring houses. The building is also too big on the fifth and sixth floors. Make it like the corner building by reducing almost half of the upper floor. This would be a good idea to make sure all the buildings look the same. Or make it to townhome height that would be even better!! The building is too tall and and protrudes the view height limited. The building height should be reduced to address the view cone including mechanical stuff on top of the roof. Why it is so tall? Can it be smaller or at least reduce the upper floors like that other project.Make it less! Much less!! The building has too many small homes. Needs larger homes like corner project. This project will be too expensive for people to live here. The developer will make so many profits. I support the neighbours to stop developments that do not comply with the plan. We need to stop bad development. Stop it now. Construction is also an issue. The construction will block the lane. It will also block the broadway street. How will they put up a crane? What will happen to the children in the school? HOw will this affect the children? Will the shadows affect how they play? What about thecars? It will be difficult so we need a traffic study to confirm what will happen. Also use all of the community money in the community. How much of the community benefit money will be spent in the TRIANGLE? We need TRIANGLE money to upgrade the trees, streets, and to slow down traffic. A lot of speed bump all over the triangle would be great. ALso, change the speed limit to 30 km an hour everyone in the triangle!! This will make things safer. Please think of the children. Think of the community. Think of the TRIANGLE! - LIZ

    liznik asked 1 day ago

    Thank you for your question. Policy directions in the Plan were developed over a four year period and involved significant community consultation. The intent of Community Plans is to guide change and growth so there is a balance between accommodating growth and increasing livability. Most importantly, Community Plans aim to create a more equitable future for the neighbourhood. Specifically, the Grandview-Woodland Plan encourages 6-storey buildings on East Broadway in selected areas to provide family housing close to transit. 

    Building design is reviewed by the City and advice is provided by experts on the City’s Urban Design Panel on the architectural design of the building. The design is further refined through subsequent steps in the rezoning process. Setbacks on the upper stories on the lane have been provided to reduce shadowing and provide a transition to the neighbouring buildings.

    Construction impacts on City streets, including through private development, are tracked on the City of Vancouver’s website. The City also has a Noise Control By-law which regulates construction-related noise for private development (Weekdays 7.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, not permitted on Sundays/holidays). 

    As part of this application, the applicant provided a traffic report which will be reviewed by the City’s engineering department. In addition to providing 47 parking stalls for the 57 units, the site is well served by regular transit, and is within easy walking distance of the transit interchange at Broadway and Commercial Drive. Additionally, in 2017 City staff met with residents of the neighbourhood and undertook the Broadway Triangle Transportation Study. A summary of this study can be found here: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/grandview-woodland-community-plan-transportation-background.pdf

    As a strata building, this project is expected to contribute a community amenity contribution (CAC) to address the impacts of rezoning which will be directed to support the public benefit and infrastructure outlines in the Grandview-Woodland Public Benefits Strategy.

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    Why is 6 storeys still being considered? I asked this question several years ago and received a response from a city councillor that 4 storeys (preferred in this neighbourhood if you have to build at all) doesn't generate enough rentals. Yet, I see many new buildings going up around the city that are only 4 storeys. I realize the Grandview-Woodland Plan allows for 6 storeys but that doesn't mean that someone should build 6 storeys. If the plan is to generate more rentals, why has the city approved only 4 storeys in may areas?

    Interested Party asked 2 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Policy directions in the Plan were developed over a four year period and involved significant community consultation.  

    The Grandview-Woodland Plan allows for consideration of a 6-storey building at this location regardless of tenure. The Plan includes policy intended to allow for a range of housing choices throughout the neighbourhood – including duplex, townhouse, low-rise, mid-rise and other housing types. While the Plan calls for more distributed opportunities for new housing throughout Grandview-Woodland, some areas – such as those close to the transit, on arterials, or close to other community amenities – were identified as key areas for future growth. This particular area is located between two commercial areas (Commercial Drive and Nanaimo/Broadway), and is also near to Trout Lake and several schools. The Plan encourages 6-storey buildings on East Broadway in selected areas to provide family housing close to transit.

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    Are the 47 underground and 4 surface vehicle parking spots included in the purchase price of a residential unit, or would a parking spot be an additional cost?

    Interested Party asked 2 days ago

    This project is currently in the rezoning stage and is under review by City staff. Rezoning timelines are typically 10-12 months and the final proposal will need to be approved by Council. Unit prices and associated fees such as parking for strata residential development is not part of the information we ask the applicant to provide. Price of the units is determined by what the market can support, and would depend on considerations such as unit sizes, unit layouts, locations in the city, unit features etc. and are determined by the applicant after rezoning approval.