The proposal calls for a building of a height of 5 storeys (maximum 56.7ft.), with 35 market rental units, 23 parking spaces, a Floor Space Ratio of 2.19 (over 4 consolidated lots) with a total floor area of 28,591 sq. ft. (2,656.1 sq.m). The applicant is also asking for full waiver of Development Cost Levies and Community Amenity Contributions. There are no affordable rental or social housing units proposed. If approved, this rezoning has a potential to set a precedent for similar large scale proposals.
The existing RM-4 zoning on the site allows for a maximum height of 10.7 m (35.1 ft.) and total area of 18,939sq. ft. (1,759.5sq. m which is a floor space ratio of 1.45).
The City of Vancouver has scheduled a Public Hearing on September 12, 2019 (starting at 6pm, Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue). Residents can sign up and express their views to the Mayor and Council at the time of the Public Hearing. Further information on this rezoning proposal is available online.