524 Powell Street - DP-2020-00287

NSDA Architects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on this site a new 7-storey, mixed-use building, consisting of:

    • 114 social housing units (3rd – 7th floors);
    • retail/office and a community amenity space (ground & 2nd floors);
    • 1 level of underground parking, providing a total of 20 parking spaces having vehicular access from the lane;
    • a total Floor Space Ratio of 4.38 (approximately 7,445 m²); and
    • a maximum geodetic building height of 25.76 m.

Under the site’s existing DEOD zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

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, June 15 to Sunday, June 21, 2020.


This application has been scheduled for a virtual Development Permit Board to be held on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Anyone may attend the virtual Development Permit Board meeting and speak on this application.  For the meeting schedule and to register to speak: vancouver.ca/dp-board

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before July 3, 2020, to be considered in the staff review. However, written comments will be considered up until the date of decision.



Contact: Darren Lee, Project Facilitator, darren.lee@vancouver.ca  604.871.6703

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.

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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