602-644 Kingsway rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 602-644 Kingsway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2C (commercial) District to CD-1 (comprehensive development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 80 secured market rental residential units
  • Commercial use at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.05
  • Floor area of 7,534.9 sq. m (81,105.3 sq. ft.)
  • Building height of 23.4 m (76.8 ft.)
  • Rooftop outdoor and indoor amenity space
  • 118 vehicle parking spaces and 177 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing Policy (Rental 100).

This rezoning application supersedes the former Rental 100 project at 610-644 Kingsway.


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 602-644 Kingsway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey mixed-use building. The zoning would change from C-2C (commercial) District to CD-1 (comprehensive development) District. The proposal includes:

  • 80 secured market rental residential units
  • Commercial use at grade
  • Floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.05
  • Floor area of 7,534.9 sq. m (81,105.3 sq. ft.)
  • Building height of 23.4 m (76.8 ft.)
  • Rooftop outdoor and indoor amenity space
  • 118 vehicle parking spaces and 177 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing Policy (Rental 100).

This rezoning application supersedes the former Rental 100 project at 610-644 Kingsway.


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 September 28, 2020.

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

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    Like many other intersections on Kingsway, this one is also quite busy with Fraser, and 16th. Any plans around improving the increased pedestrians' and bikers' safety? In particular, people jwalking on Fraser might be quite an issue.

    Peter Cheung asked 9 days ago

    This rezoning project, if approved by Council, will deliver a new public plaza at the corner of Carolina Street and Kingsway. As part of the creation of space for this plaza, the intent is to close the portion of E 15th Avenue between Carolina Street and Kingsway to motor vehicles. This will improve pedestrian safety around the site by eliminating two crossings where this portion of E 15th  Avenue intersects with Carolina Street and with Kingsway. This rezoning project will also deliver wider sidewalks and new landscaping to improve the pedestrian experience around the site. On-site bike parking is also being provided for the tenants of the building. No immediate traffic calming measures are planned to be delivered at the intersection of Kingsway, Fraser Street, and E 16th Avenue since this is a site-specific rezoning, however Engineering staff have made note of the jaywalking that has been observed at Fraser Street and will monitor the intersection there.

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    If this project is approved, what's the earliest date that current residents be displaced for the demolition to begin?

    Tim Morris asked 15 days ago

    The project is currently in the rezoning phase which is the first stage of the permitting process. The average processing time from the submission of a rezoning application to a Public Hearing  is typically 12 months (note that the review timelines vary depending on the complexity of the project, further design changes if required etc.) A Public Hearing date has not yet been set for this application. If you want to be notified of the Public Hearing, you can let us know and we will add you to the notification list.

    If you want to sign up to participate at a Public Hearing you can do so at these links:

    If the rezoning is approved by Council at a Public Hearing, the application would then be subject to a development and building permit review process before demolition would commence. Overall, the average timeline for the permitting process is two years. Existing eligible tenants on site will be covered under the Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy. Further details on the policy is available online here: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/tenant-relocation-resources-for-owners-and-developers.aspx