650 W 41st Ave (Oakridge Centre) rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 650 W 41st Ave (Oakridge Centre). The proposal is to increase building heights above those approved in the Oakridge Design Guidelines (2018), ranging from increases of 1 m to 30 m to allow up to 9 additional storeys. The proposed changes include changing building form such as tower floor plate size; converting strata apartment floor area to rental floor area; and adding new office space. The zoning changes would amend the existing CD-1 (1) (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 775 new housing units, including 319 additional market rental units and 94 moderate income rental units
  • 377,260 sq. ft. of new office space
  • Increase in floor space ratio (FSR) from 3.71 to 4.10
  • Residential floor area of 281,593 sq. m (3,031,042 sq. ft.)
  • Non-residential floor area of 187,345 sq. m (2,016,565 sq. ft.)
  • Increase maximum heights for Buildings 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and the northeast office building
  • Increase exclusions from floor area for balconies and amenity areas
  • Increase permitted height for mechanical appurtenances

The application is being considered under the policy framework of the Issues Report on Intensification of Large Sites to include Moderate Income Rental Housing and the Cambie Corridor Plan.

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 650 W 41st Ave (Oakridge Centre). The proposal is to increase building heights above those approved in the Oakridge Design Guidelines (2018), ranging from increases of 1 m to 30 m to allow up to 9 additional storeys. The proposed changes include changing building form such as tower floor plate size; converting strata apartment floor area to rental floor area; and adding new office space. The zoning changes would amend the existing CD-1 (1) (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 775 new housing units, including 319 additional market rental units and 94 moderate income rental units
  • 377,260 sq. ft. of new office space
  • Increase in floor space ratio (FSR) from 3.71 to 4.10
  • Residential floor area of 281,593 sq. m (3,031,042 sq. ft.)
  • Non-residential floor area of 187,345 sq. m (2,016,565 sq. ft.)
  • Increase maximum heights for Buildings 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and the northeast office building
  • Increase exclusions from floor area for balconies and amenity areas
  • Increase permitted height for mechanical appurtenances

The application is being considered under the policy framework of the Issues Report on Intensification of Large Sites to include Moderate Income Rental Housing and the Cambie Corridor Plan.

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 November 2, 2020 to November 22, 2020.

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

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    Hello, looking for confirmation that the South Tower is not being considered for demo as part of the development. Also wondering about parking considerations for South Tower residents during construction and following completion. Lastly, the time frame to completion? Thank you

    Scott Merkley asked 24 days ago

    The south tower will not be demolished as part of the development. The parkade will also be retained. The applicant will have information about parking considerations for the South Tower residents during construction, as well as the phased time frame for completion. Please contact the applicant through the contact information provide in the right sidebar.

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    Why do you allow construction companies to just take over city streets for their activities which causes so much traffic jams, pollution from idling cars. pedestrians having to negotiate all sorts of obstructions? Worse, like has been happening for too many years on Cambie Street., SEVERAL lanes of roadways are taken up by these totally uncaring/selfish construction companies to just PARK THEIR WORKER'S CARS while I guess, justifying such encroachment on PUBLIC ROADS by parking one machinery or a dumpsters somewhere in the middle of these parked workers' cars . Other cities do NOT allow such behaviour to encroach on us citizens' rights! They are regulated to NOT allow this, and only allow such for situations where it is absolutely necessary and only for limited periods - many times at nights or other non-busy streets. Look-it, I totally understand that Vancouver must encourage construction but these construction companies are TAKING TOO MUCH ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF US! PLEASE REGULATE THEM PROPERLY!!!

    Joseph Tan asked 25 days ago

    In general, as part of the City’s standard permitting issuance process for the use of City streets, including at the Oakridge redevelopment, staff reviews and provides feedback on the traffic management plans submitted by the Contractor. Typically, Contractors submit various revisions to the traffic management plan to ensure City’s concerns and requirements are addressed to minimize traffic impacts. In addition, the acceptance of each traffic management plan is accompanied by some conditions.  Following the acceptance of a traffic management plan, a Street Use Permit or a Temporary Special Zone permit is granted to the Contractor. Thank you for your feedback as we continue to work diligently to plan and minimize impacts to the public during construction.