601 Beach Crescent (DP-2021-00162) development application

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

GBL Architects Inc. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop the following on this site a 53-storey, mixed-use building, consisting of:

  • 303 market residential dwelling units and 152 social housing dwelling units
  • 2,721 m² (29,288 sq.ft.) of commercial space at grade
  • A floor space ratio of 7.57
  • A floor area of 43,732 m² (470,722 sq.ft.)
  • A building height of 163 m (535 ft.)
  • Three levels of underground parking, including 453 parking spaces and 911 bicycle spaces

Under the site’s existing CD-1 (366) zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted. However, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we held an extended online question and answer (Q&A) period in place of an in-person open house for this project.


GBL Architects Inc. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop the following on this site a 53-storey, mixed-use building, consisting of:

  • 303 market residential dwelling units and 152 social housing dwelling units
  • 2,721 m² (29,288 sq.ft.) of commercial space at grade
  • A floor space ratio of 7.57
  • A floor area of 43,732 m² (470,722 sq.ft.)
  • A building height of 163 m (535 ft.)
  • Three levels of underground parking, including 453 parking spaces and 911 bicycle spaces

Under the site’s existing CD-1 (366) zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted. However, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we held an extended online question and answer (Q&A) period 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 Project Facilitator directly for any further feedback. Thank you for participating.

Q&A is available from May 10 to 16, 2021

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

We post all questions as-is and reply here within two business days. To find out when we reply to your questions, sign in or register.

To make a comment instead, use the comment form.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Why has the high rise portion of this building been moved from it's original proposed location as this move has a significant negative impact on properties close by as it will block all views of English Bay and Pacific Street neighborhood will experience significant shadowing for most of the afternoon?

    Oleg Machnyk asked 3 months ago

    The high-rise portion of the building for this DP application is at the same location as per the Council-approved rezoning application. The tower was, indeed, located further south in the original rezoning submission, however, its initial location was revised during the rezoning application to minimize shadowing the May & Lorne Brown Park at key hours, therefore, the final location as shown in the DP application is consistent with the rezoning application approved at Public Hearing.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Can you please confirm the location of the social housing component within the development.

    MvB asked 3 months ago

    The 152 social housing dwelling units are proposed at the podium level, up to the 6th floor. Please refer to the 'Project Data' listed under the Applicant Documents. 

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    I would like to know what changes have been made with respect to the rezoning application submitted last year.

    ns asked 3 months ago

    The main changes in the form of development pertain the following items:

    •  Height. The height of the tower has been reduced to comply with urban condition 1.1 and maximum permitted height in the CD-1 By-law. As a result, the application reduced the number of storeys from 55 to 53 storeys.  
    • Tower Crown. The tower crown has been significantly canted to attempt complying with rezoning urban design condition 1.2 (e);
    • Tower shape. The tower shape and curvature has been slightly adjusted;  
    • Podium. The podium has been re-shaped towards the ramp. Additionally, some of the changes include:
      • An additional storey has been added fronting Beach Crescent;
      • A four-storey tall wing extended towards the south-east corner; and  
      • A modest increase in height of the northern part of the podium; 
    • Layouts. The units have been redistributed across the development; and  
    • Public Realm. The drop-off area has been removed and a bike lane has been incorporated.    

     

    Please refer to the DP drawings, specifically to A0.14 and A0.15 that illustrate some of these changes in renderings.