131 Water Street - DE420246

Rositch Hemphill Architects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on this site, consisting of:

    • a seven-storey, mixed-use commercial/residential building on this site while retaining 3 existing heritage buildings on this site and replacing 117-131 Water Street (Gaslight Square building).

Address Note:

119 Water Street - Residential lobby entrance (three existing heritage buildings           115 Water Street, 117 Water Street, 131 Water Street retained, to be conserved and consolidated with new development) while  117-131 Water Street (Gaslight Square building)  to be replaced with this single building/development.

Under the site’s existing HA-2 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

We welcome your written comments (letter or e-mail) on this development application. Comments should be received on, or before March 10, 2017, to be considered in the staff review. However, comments will be considered up until the date of decision.


Contact: Joe Bosnjak, Project Coordinator, joe.bosnjak@vancouver.ca, 604.873.7755

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. 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 Coordinator's office, Development and Building Services Centre, 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/bylaws/bylaw1.htm or at either the Development and Building Services Centre (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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