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 on February 9, 2021.


Approved at Public Hearing on April 1, 2021.

Council approved the extension of the Rental Housing Stock ODP to cover C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 districts on April 1, 2021. The details of the public hearing can be found in the public hearing meeting minutes. The enactment of the proposal is set for April 27, 2021.

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 on February 9, 2021.


Approved at Public Hearing on April 1, 2021.

Council approved the extension of the Rental Housing Stock ODP to cover C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 districts on April 1, 2021. The details of the public hearing can be found in the public hearing meeting minutes. The enactment of the proposal is set for April 27, 2021.

  • Council Approves Extension of Rental Housing Stock ODP

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    Council approved the extension of the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan to C-2, C-2B, C-2C,and C-2C1 districts on April 1, 2021. To read about the Council-approved motion, please refer to the meeting minutes. The enactment of the by-law is scheduled for April 27, 2021.

  • Public Hearing Date set for March 11

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    The referral report on the Extension of the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan to Require Rental Replacement in C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 Commercial Districts has been referred to public hearing for March 11, 2021.

    For more information on how to speak on the matter before Council or send in comments, please visit this page.

  • Council Referral Report Now Live

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    The referral report on the Extension of the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan to Require Rental Replacement in C-2, C-2B, C-2C, and C-2C1 Commercial Districts is now posted on the City's website and will go before Council on Tuesday, February 9th.

    Should Council decide to refer the matter to a public hearing, a meeting date will be determined. We will share more details on how to send comments to Council, or how speak before Council in mid-February.

  • Referral to Public Hearing Date

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    The proposed amendments to the Rental Housing Stock ODP will be presented to City Council for review and referral to public hearing on February 9, 2021.

  • Project Updates

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    The survey on the proposed extension of the Rental Housing Stock ODP to C2 zones is now closed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns. Staff are in the process of analyzing and summarizing the responses and comments for Council's consideration as part of the upcoming report.

    Public Hearing Referral
    The anticipated public hearing referral date will be in February 2021, we will update you on the exact date as soon as the Council meeting schedule is finalized.

  • Survey Extended

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    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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    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.