4426-4464 Knight St and 1406 E 28th Ave rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 4426-4464 Knight St and 1406 E 28th Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 72 secured market rental units, including 10 live-work units at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.1
  • Floor area of 5,119.6 sq. m (55,107 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum height of 20.1 m (65.9 ft.)
  • Two levels of underground parking with 29 vehicle parking spaces and 161 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy (AHCIRP).


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.




We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 4426-4464 Knight St and 1406 E 28th Ave. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey residential building. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 72 secured market rental units, including 10 live-work units at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.1
  • Floor area of 5,119.6 sq. m (55,107 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum height of 20.1 m (65.9 ft.)
  • Two levels of underground parking with 29 vehicle parking spaces and 161 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy (AHCIRP).


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.



The virtual open house has concluded. Please use the “Send your comments” tab or contact the Planner directly for any further feedback. Thank you for participating.

Q&A is available from September 8 to 28, 2020.

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

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    Is there affordable housing options? What is the price range of rentals? Is it pet friendly

    Elliott Mac asked 2 months ago

    The rental prices have not been defined as the application is still in the early stages of the approval process. A mix of unit sizes is proposed to suit the needs of a range of household types. 

    The applicant is considering pet-friendly features for this proposal. Design features for pet owners may be included after further market research and refinement of this application.  


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    What could the live/work units be used for? What kind of business can we expect? How will customers of those business impact traffic and parking in a residential area? How are live/work units compatible with an exclusively residential area with no neighbouring commercial uses?

    Dumfries1 asked 3 months ago

    The live-work units can include uses such as small offices, artist studios or health care in conjunction with a residential unit. These uses are considered to be compatible with a residential area and are unlikely to create negative impacts for surrounding residents.

    The volume of traffic generated by these units is expected to be low. While off-street visitor parking has been included in the proposal. 

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    My concern is regarding the number of parking spots available for residents in this new complex. With only 29 spots, it is a generous assumption that less than half of the units will have one car to park. As a resident of 28th Ave East, it is already difficult to find street parking outside of our residence, as the townhouses on Knight Street don't have enough parking for the number of vehicles in the complex. How will this be addressed? Will there be 'for residents of 28th Ave only' signs? I have had to call the city and have had multiple cars towed. Please advise.

    Gina asked 3 months ago

    This application will be required to meet the minimum requirements of the Parking By-law. This includes parking for residents, visitors, and loading to be provided fully on-site. Lower vehicle parking requirements allow developments to provide parking based on anticipated demand, which enables reduced expenses and subsequent housing costs associated with excessive amounts of vehicle parking.

    The site is located within walking distance of local services such as parks, shops and schools which would reduce potential reliance on private cars. Bus routes and cycling paths are also located within close proximity to the site. This proposal also includes 161 bicycle parking spaces for use by residents. 

    If you are interested in pursuing new or revised on-street residential parking restrictions in this area, more information can be found here: https://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/permit-zone-request.aspx

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    What does “secured market rental” mean?

    EastVanGuy asked 3 months ago

    A secured market rental unit can only be used as rental housing and cannot be sold privately. These units are guaranteed with a legally binding covenant or housing agreement registered on title that restricts the use to rental housing for 60 years or the life of the building, whichever is longer.

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    Is it rental units only, or are there units for sale

    Christian asked 3 months ago

    All of the units within the proposal are secured rental units. These rental units will be secured through a Housing Agreement for the life of the building.