7929-7949 Cambie St rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 7929-7949 Cambie St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey residential building with a rooftop amenity space. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 33 strata-titled units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.59
  • A floor area of 2,514.8 sq. m (27,069 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 21.3 m (70 ft.) with a partial seventh floor for common amenity space
  • 35 vehicle parking spaces and 66 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan.

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


We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 7929-7949 Cambie St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a six-storey residential building with a rooftop amenity space. The zoning would change from RS-1 (Residential) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 33 strata-titled units
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.59
  • A floor area of 2,514.8 sq. m (27,069 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 21.3 m (70 ft.) with a partial seventh floor for common amenity space
  • 35 vehicle parking spaces and 66 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan.

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we will be holding 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 Planner directly for any further feedback. Thank you for participating.

Q&A is available from March 1 to March 21, 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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    With all the construction in the area, could we please get a sidewalk on 64th between Cambie and Ash (on the south side of the block this development is on)? At 64th and Cambie is a pedestrian/cyclist controlled traffic light which provides a safe crossing of Cambie and access to Winona Park and Laurier Annex as well as transit. In 2015 I was told the city had done a study of all blocks in the city without a sidewalk (over 2000 of them) and this block was ranked in the top 10 of highest priority to receive one. (criteria included proximity to parks, schools, transit etc). (case # 14882334) It has yet to receive a sidewalk and results in many, many people walking down the street. I understand this falls under "local improvements" which is currently suspended due to covid, but it has been over 5 years and no action. Could the Rezoning Center please assist? thank you

    Anita P asked about 2 months ago

    New and/or improved sidewalks and other public realm improvements are delivered by developers adjacent to development sites when redevelopment occurs. This rezoning will deliver sidewalk and complete street improvements on Cambie Street. The City delivers new sidewalks in sidewalk-deficient areas not adjacent to development sites, such as portions of this section of 64th Avenue, but the construction of new sidewalks is prioritized based on a number of factors. New sidewalk construction occurs every year and will occur on this section of 64th Avenue based on prioritization and resources available.

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    The embodied carbon emissions created by this building are significantly higher than other projects currently applying for rezoning. Their estimate is 598 kg of carbon equivalents for each square meter of building. As a comparison, a high rise downtown has embodied carbon emissions of497 and a stacked townhouse proposal has an estimate of 246kg. What are the elements that are contributing to such a high embodied carbon emission number? And how can this number be reduced as part of the rezoning process?

    j pierce asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for the comment. All residential rezoning applications must adhere to the requirements of the Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings (amended May 2, 2018), including all requirements for Near Zero Emissions Buildings (i.e. Passive House certified or alternate near zero emissions standard approved by the Director of Sustainability), or Low Emissions Green Buildings. The requirements for Low Emissions Green Buildings are summarized at http://guidelines.vancouver.ca/G015.pdf. Staff will review and assess the application’s proposed sustainability plan, along with carbon emissions estimates, as part of the rezoning application process.

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    When I try to read the Sustainable Design strategy, the web site will not allow me to increase the font size so that it can be read. Can you please correct this so that the public can read about the actions being taken to deal with sustainability and also to read the level of embodied emissions? Thank you.

    j pierce asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for the comment. Unfortunately, this is a browser issue. Please ensure you are using a browser such as Google Chrome, either on your mobile device or on your desktop. Chrome has the ability to view and enlarge PDF documents. If you are using a mobile device, you can enlarge the PDF in the same way you would enlarge a photo. Please note that some of these documents may require time to load and may cause some delays depending on the device you are using