5590 Victoria Drive rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 5590 Victoria Dr. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2 (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 54 social housing units
  • Two commercial retail spaces at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.37
  • A gross floor area of 4381.15 sq. m (47,158.30 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 22.25 m (73 ft.)
  • 25 vehicle parking spaces (including 1 car share space) and 145 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Vision.

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 5590 Victoria Dr. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2 (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 54 social housing units
  • Two commercial retail spaces at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.37
  • A gross floor area of 4381.15 sq. m (47,158.30 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 22.25 m (73 ft.)
  • 25 vehicle parking spaces (including 1 car share space) and 145 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Vision.

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 March 29 to April 18, 2021.

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

 We post all questions as-is and aim to respond within two business days.

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    Where will everyone park? Is all the housing social housing?

    A&P asked 6 months ago

    Transportation:

    • For this proposed rental development, there are lower base vehicle parking requirements that allow the flexibility for developments to provide parking based on anticipated market demand. This is appropriate as it reduces expenses, and subsequent housing costs, related to requiring excessive amounts of parking and the cost required to construct the additional parking.
    • Reduced parking supply proposed typically results in reduced vehicle ownership for this type of development as not all residents will own vehicles.
    • This development will meet the By-Law requirements for required parking.
    • The development is located in an area with excellent access to transit on 41st Avenue, and Victoria Drive.
    • This development will provide facilities and systems that encourage walking, cycling, and transit as preferred modes of transportation. 
    • Other transportation options available encourage transportation by other modes and reduce demand for vehicle ownership.
    • This development is in alignment with the goals and principles of the City’s Climate Emergency Response and Transportation 2040.


    Social Housing:

    This project meets the City’s definition of social housing as 30% of the units will be occupied by residents with household incomes levels below a maximum threshold set by BC Housing (HILs). Those homes are available to people with qualifying household incomes. The remaining 70% of the units will be at market rental rates with no income qualifying required.

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