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 June of 2018, Council adopted the Terms of Reference for the Broadway Planning Program and a set of interim policies that can be found here. A moratorium was implemented on rezoning applications in the Broadway Plan area during plan development. However, Appendix B provides several exemptions for instream proposals. The application at 901 West Broadway had received a response from staff supporting consideration of the proposal within three years of the adoption of the interim policies and, as such, the application satisfied interim policy and can be considered in advance of the adoption of the Broadway 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.


Online Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

These Public Hearings are to be convened by electronic means, with in-person attendance also available. You may participate in the Public Hearing either by speaking by phone or in person, or by submitting written comments that will be distributed to the Mayor and Councillors.

Send your comments online

Request to speak by phone

Or give feedback via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Requests to speak open at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 30, 2022 until 5:00 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. All spoken and written comments will be publicly accessible on the City of Vancouver’s website with your full name attached.

Copies of the draft by-laws will be made available for in-person viewing from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays at the City Clerk’s Office on the 3rd Floor of City Hall from Thursday, June 30, 2022, and for viewing on the meeting agenda page on the same Friday starting at 1:00 pm. Minutes of the Public Hearing will also be available at this location approximately two business days after the meeting.


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 June of 2018, Council adopted the Terms of Reference for the Broadway Planning Program and a set of interim policies that can be found here. A moratorium was implemented on rezoning applications in the Broadway Plan area during plan development. However, Appendix B provides several exemptions for instream proposals. The application at 901 West Broadway had received a response from staff supporting consideration of the proposal within three years of the adoption of the interim policies and, as such, the application satisfied interim policy and can be considered in advance of the adoption of the Broadway 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.


Online Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

These Public Hearings are to be convened by electronic means, with in-person attendance also available. You may participate in the Public Hearing either by speaking by phone or in person, or by submitting written comments that will be distributed to the Mayor and Councillors.

Send your comments online

Request to speak by phone

Or give feedback via mail to:

City of Vancouver, City Clerk’s Office

453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Requests to speak open at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 30, 2022 until 5:00 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. All spoken and written comments will be publicly accessible on the City of Vancouver’s website with your full name attached.

Copies of the draft by-laws will be made available for in-person viewing from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays at the City Clerk’s Office on the 3rd Floor of City Hall from Thursday, June 30, 2022, and for viewing on the meeting agenda page on the same Friday starting at 1:00 pm. Minutes of the Public Hearing will also be available at this location approximately two business days after the meeting.

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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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.

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