129 Keefer Street - DE420078 - Revised

Revised Application (December 2017)

The City of Vancouver received an application “Revised” application from James Schouw and Associates to develop this site with a 10-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the first two floors and residential uses above.  The community was notified of that application in February 2017.  The proposed plans are still available to view on the City’s website.  Since then, this application has been taken over by the architect, Stantec, on behalf of a new owner.  The application has revised its proposal to meet previous concerns outlined by the Urban Design Panel and the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee.  The revised proposal includes the following changes from the original:

    • 32 market dwelling units;
    • Alterations to the exterior design; and a
    • Decrease in massing at the upper levels and an increased setback on the east side of the building at the upper levels.

Under the site’s existing HA-1A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires

This application has been scheduled for the Development Permit Board on June 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room (1st Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue).

To assist you, a brief explanation of the Development Permit Board process is posted on our website at: http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/development-permit-board.aspx.  You or your representative may attend the meeting and, upon request, will be accorded the opportunity to address the Board.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application up to the date of decision.

Contact: Troy Tenney, Project Facilitator, troy.tenney@vancouver.ca , 604.871.6022

Original Application (February 2016)

James Schouw and Associates has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on this existing vacant site a 10-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the first two floors and residential uses above. The proposal includes the following:


• 33 dwelling units;
• total floor area of 49,323 sq. ft.;
• building height of approximately 88 ft.; and
• 3 levels of underground parking containing 39 parking spaces.


Under the site’s existing HA-1A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

A Community open house was held from 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The Chinese Cultural Centre, 555 Columbia Street with the applicant team and City staff available to answer any questions.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before April 7, 2017 , to be considered in the staff review. However, comments will be considered up until the date of decision.

Contact: Troy Tenney, Project Facilitator, troy.tenney@vancouver.ca , 604.871.6022

To assist you, a Glossary of key technical terms and a brief explanation of the application process is posted on our website at: vancouver.ca/devapps

In reviewing this application, and before making a decision, the Development Permit Board will also need to consider City by-law regulations, and Council-adopted policies and guidelines. Once a full application review is completed, a decision will be made. If you respond to this notification, we will keep you informed by re-notifying you as to the decision.

The submitted plans may be viewed at the Project Facilitator’s office, Development Services, Building & Licensing, 1st Floor at 515 West 10th Avenue between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies of City by-law regulations, policies and guidelines are available at the City's website at http://www.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/bylaws/bylaw1.htm or at either the Development Services, Building & Licensing (1st Floor, 515 West 10th Avenue) or the Central Public Library (350 West Georgia Street).

Please note that all comments and responses to this notification are subject to, and may be released, pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Act does, however, protect your privacy by prohibiting disclosure of personal information (such as names, addresses and other identifying information) where such a disclosure would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy.

 

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