901 W Broadway rezoning application

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We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 901 W Broadway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 12-storey hotel building. The zoning would change from C-3A (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 147 hotel rooms
  • Restaurant space at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 7.95
  • A gross floor area of 8,628.43 sq. m (92,875.65 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 40.5 m (133 ft.)
  • 62 vehicle parking spaces and 18 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Metro Core Jobs and Economy Land Use 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 901 W Broadway. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 12-storey hotel building. The zoning would change from C-3A (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:

  • 147 hotel rooms
  • Restaurant space at grade
  • A floor space ratio (FSR) of 7.95
  • A gross floor area of 8,628.43 sq. m (92,875.65 sq. ft.)
  • A building height of 40.5 m (133 ft.)
  • 62 vehicle parking spaces and 18 bicycle parking spaces

The application is being considered under the Metro Core Jobs and Economy Land Use 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 April 5 to April 25, 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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    Will this be used as a commercial hotel, or will this be used to provide shelter or medium term housing (e.g. SROs)?

    FM27 asked 3 months ago

    This application is for a commercial hotel. This application is not for purpose-built shelter or SRO.

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    What is the proposed timeline for beginning the demolition and construction on the site? E.g. when will work begin, if this is approved?

    FM27 asked 3 months ago

    A typical rezoning process takes between 6 months to 1 year to complete.  Similarly, a typical Development and Building Permitting process also takes between 6 months to 1 year to complete.

    If the project is approved by Council at Public Hearing and the applicant team has required permitting in place, the timeline for demolition and construction is at their discretion.

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    What are the street wall heights of the building?

    avancouver asked 3 months ago

    A building height of  40.5m is proposed, however the site is sloped  from south to north, resulting in varied street wall heights above grade on each façade. 

     Building elevations can be found in the open house package here. The tower portion of the building is stepped-back above 12 meters above grade on the north elevation and approximately above 8 meters above grade on the west elevation to provide added tower separation, daylight penetration, and reduced shadowing to existing neighbouring buildings.

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    How will this affect noise levels in the area, especially for residential units on 8th and 7th avenue between Oak and Laurel? Both noise from construction and occupants

    FM27 asked 3 months ago

    Construction impacts, including through private development, are tracked on the City of Vancouver’s website. The City also has a Noise Compliance By-law which regulates construction-related noise for private development (Weekdays 7.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, not permitted on Sundays/holidays). 

    Rezoning applications are accompanied by an amendment to the Noise Control Bylaw (#6555) limiting the noise produced by the proposed development in accordance with City policy.

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    Will this block the sun and view of the residents of 901 8th Ave, located directly north of this tower?

    avancouver asked 3 months ago

    The applicant for 901 West Broadway has provided a series of shadow studies, available in the open house boards here, illustrating the incremental shadowing which will occur at the Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Fall Equinox respectively.