Replacement of rental in commercial areas

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Main St and E. 22nd Avenue facing  existing rental building in commercial area

In November 2019, Vancouver City Council approved a motion to extend rental replacement requirements under the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan (RHS ODP) to cover certain commercial areas of the city.

The RHS ODP currently applies to most apartment areas (RM, FM, and CD-1 zones) in the city. The intent of the RHS ODP is to protect against the loss of residential rental housing due to redevelopment. The Council direction is to extend the RHS ODP to cover properties containing existing rental in commercial areas zoned as C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 (see map).

Over the fall, we’ll be engaging with the public and stakeholders on the proposed policy changes. The proposed amendments to the Rental Housing Stock ODP will be presented to City Council for review and referral to public hearing (targeting Q1 2021).

Ways you can be involved:

In November 2019, Vancouver City Council approved a motion to extend rental replacement requirements under the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan (RHS ODP) to cover certain commercial areas of the city.

The RHS ODP currently applies to most apartment areas (RM, FM, and CD-1 zones) in the city. The intent of the RHS ODP is to protect against the loss of residential rental housing due to redevelopment. The Council direction is to extend the RHS ODP to cover properties containing existing rental in commercial areas zoned as C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 (see map).

Over the fall, we’ll be engaging with the public and stakeholders on the proposed policy changes. The proposed amendments to the Rental Housing Stock ODP will be presented to City Council for review and referral to public hearing (targeting Q1 2021).

Ways you can be involved:

  • Survey Extended

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    29 Oct 2020

    The survey has reopened and the revised deadline for members of the public to share their feedback is on Monday, November 30. Thank you for your feedback.

    The survey has reopened and the revised deadline for members of the public to share their feedback is on Monday, November 30. Thank you for your feedback.

  • Public Hearing Date Extended to Q1 2021

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    20 Oct 2020


    The public hearing referral on the proposed policy change to extend the Rental Housing Stock ODP to C2 Areas has been extended to Q1 2021 (January – March). Thank you for filling out our Survey on Shape Your City, Staff will review consultation findings and incorporate them into the policy report for consideration to Council at the public hearing.

    We will update you in the coming weeks on the exact date of the Council meeting.


    The public hearing referral on the proposed policy change to extend the Rental Housing Stock ODP to C2 Areas has been extended to Q1 2021 (January – March). Thank you for filling out our Survey on Shape Your City, Staff will review consultation findings and incorporate them into the policy report for consideration to Council at the public hearing.

    We will update you in the coming weeks on the exact date of the Council meeting.