5025 Willow Street - DP-2020-00267

BIRD Design-Build Construction Inc. on behalf of The Board of Education of School District No. 39 has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site, consisting of:

    • a new 4-storey secondary school, approximately 18,800 m², to replace the existing facility;
    • supporting grades 8 - 12 (1,700 students) and a 69-space childcare centre (funded by the City of Vancouver) on the roof level;
    • the existing school is to remain operational during construction of the new facility; and
    • the existing school shall also serve as a swing school for other school projects and will be demolished when the other schools are complete.

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

Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings have been paused. The City is exploring virtual engagement opportunities, including enhanced project webpages and virtual meetings.

A virtual open house is scheduled from, Monday, July 13 to Sunday, July 19, 2020.  Join us online to ask questions and provide comments https://shapeyourcity.ca/5025-willow-st

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before July 27, 2020, to be considered in the staff review. However, written comments will be considered up until the date of decision.



Contact: Jaime Lynn Borsa, Project Facilitator, jaimelynn.borsa@vancouver.ca, 604.829.9782

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 Director of Planning 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.

Copies of City by-law regulations, policies and guidelines are available at the City's website at https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/land-use-and-development-policies-and-guidelines.aspx or at the Development and Building Services Centre (1st Floor, 515 West 10th Avenue).

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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