8460 Ash St and 8495 Cambie St rezoning application (Ashley Mar Co-op Site)

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We would like your feedback on a revised rezoning application at 8460 Ash St and 8495 Cambie St (Ashley Mar Co-op Site). The proposal is to allow for the development of a mixed-use development with three towers at 16, 27 and 31 storeys. The zoning would change from RT-2 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. Following the original application submission in July 2019, the proposal has been revised to include additional height and density to accommodate additional market rental housing units, and for increased setbacks along Ash Street to allow for improved tree retention. The proposal includes:

  • 1-for-1 replacement of the existing 54 Ashley Mar Housing Co-operative units
  • 71 additional non-market housing units
  • 524 secured market rental units
  • 1 commercial-retail unit
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 8.21
  • A floor area of 48,458 sq m.(521,611 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 92.8 m (304 ft.)
  • 195 vehicle parking spaces and 1,297 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan and the Ashley Mar Issues Report (February 11, 2020).

This is a revised application from a previous application submitted on July 8, 2019. The original proposal consisted of a mixed-use development with three towers at 15, 24, 27 storeys and included:

  • 1-for-1 replacement of the existing 54 Ashley Mar Housing Co-operative units
  • 71 additional non-market housing units
  • 457 secured market rental units
  • 1 commercial-retail unit
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 7.54
  • A floor area of 45,455 sq. m (489,270 sq. ft.)
  • A maximum building height of 81.5 m (267 ft.)
  • 309 underground parking spaces and 1,162 bicycle spaces.

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



We would like your feedback on a revised rezoning application at 8460 Ash St and 8495 Cambie St (Ashley Mar Co-op Site). The proposal is to allow for the development of a mixed-use development with three towers at 16, 27 and 31 storeys. The zoning would change from RT-2 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. Following the original application submission in July 2019, the proposal has been revised to include additional height and density to accommodate additional market rental housing units, and for increased setbacks along Ash Street to allow for improved tree retention. The proposal includes:

  • 1-for-1 replacement of the existing 54 Ashley Mar Housing Co-operative units
  • 71 additional non-market housing units
  • 524 secured market rental units
  • 1 commercial-retail unit
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 8.21
  • A floor area of 48,458 sq m.(521,611 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 92.8 m (304 ft.)
  • 195 vehicle parking spaces and 1,297 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan and the Ashley Mar Issues Report (February 11, 2020).

This is a revised application from a previous application submitted on July 8, 2019. The original proposal consisted of a mixed-use development with three towers at 15, 24, 27 storeys and included:

  • 1-for-1 replacement of the existing 54 Ashley Mar Housing Co-operative units
  • 71 additional non-market housing units
  • 457 secured market rental units
  • 1 commercial-retail unit
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 7.54
  • A floor area of 45,455 sq. m (489,270 sq. ft.)
  • A maximum building height of 81.5 m (267 ft.)
  • 309 underground parking spaces and 1,162 bicycle spaces.

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


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Q&A is available from January 25 to February 14, 2020.

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    What does it mean 71 non-market units? Can you please clarify what is the main purpose of these units? Thanks

    Carolina asked 4 months ago

    The proposal includes the replacement of the existing Ashley Mar Co-op units and an additional 71 non-market units which are social housing units that are proposed as an expansion of the co-op. Social housing is affordable rental housing in which at least 30 percent of the units are occupied by households with incomes below the housing income limits, targeted to households who cannot afford housing in the private rental market. Social housing is also owned by a non-profit or government entity.

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    Your notice indicates that there are only 54 Co-op units and 71 non-market housing 1) What are the current size of the Co-op units? (1,2,3 bedrooms + 1,2 bathrooms), square footage? 2) What are the current size of the non-market housing units? (1,2,3 bedrooms + 1,2 bathrooms), square footage? 3) What is the proposed size of the new Co-op units? (1,2,3 bedrooms + 1,2 bathrooms), square footage? 4) What is the proposed size of the new non-market housing units? (1,2,3 bedrooms + 1,2 bathrooms), square footage? As you know the current tenants of these units have families that may be 3-5 members living in the same household, is the city accounting for this in the new design (size) of units? Currently each unit has outdoor space that is private per unit, how are you going to account for that green space per unit?

    Glen B asked 5 months ago

    1.) The existing co-op 2-level townhouse sizes are: 1-Bedroom - 565 sq. ft. (Average: 565 sq. ft.) , 2-Bedroom units -704-947 sq. ft. (Average Size: 724 sq. ft.), 3-Bedroom units – 859-947 sq. ft. (Average Size 921 sq. ft.). These unit square footages include staircases and in-suite storage space.

    2.) There are no existing non-market units in addition to the co-op units.

    3.)  Co-op replacement unit size ranges and average unit sizes are as follows: 1-Bedroom 569 sq. ft. (Average Size: 569 sq. ft.), 2-Bedroom Units 667-1126 sq. ft. (Average Size: 772 sq. ft.), 3-Bedroom units 905-1332 sq. ft. (Average Size: 988 sq. ft.).  In-suite storage will be in addition to the above unit sizes.

    4.)  Additional non-market unit size ranges and average sizes are as follows: 1-Bedroom 451-553 sq. ft. (Average Size: 467 sq. ft.), 2-Bedroom Units 578-667 sq. ft. (Average Size: 652 sq. ft. ), 3-Bedroom units 905 sq. ft. (Average Size: 905 sq. ft.). In-suite storage will be in addition to the above unit sizes. 

    • The applicant worked in collaboration with the co-op board and membership has reviewed the unit mix to accommodate the current membership of the co-op.  A 4-bedroom unit (1153 sq. ft.) and a 5-bedroom unit (1626 sq. ft.) are provided as part of the 54 replacement units to accommodate larger families.
    • Private outdoor space will be provided for all units.  These will be either a patio for ground floor units, a terrace at units adjacent to rooftops, or a balcony.  In addition, 3 rooftop spaces provide for outdoor space for all residents of the co-op.  (One at level 2, level 7 and the roof of the co-op tower.)