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1780 East Broadway (Safeway Site) Rezoning Application Revised Again

As previously reported on July 5th, the rezoning application for 1780 East Broadway (originally submitted in June of 2019) was deferred until after the October 2022 City of Vancouver municipal elections. https://vancouverbroadwayplan.ca/rezoning-for-1780-east-broadway-delayed/ We have now learned that the applicant will resubmit/revise their rezoning application to increase the number of housing units from 653 to 894 …

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Broadway Plan in Effect Starting Today – September 1st, 2022

Starting today – September 1, 2022 – the Broadway Plan is in effect. This means that the previously imposed moratorium on rezonings in the Broadway Plan Area is now lifted and a flurry of development activity will ensue. Our team at Broadway Plan Real Estate Solutions is very excited at the prospect of helping to …

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Controversial Rezoning Approved Next to Future Arbutus Broadway Line Station

After 6 contentious meetings over the span of a month, the highly controversial rezoning for a supportive housing/social housing project at 8th Avenue and Arbutus Street was approved 8 to 3. The decision to approve the project was made despite huge opposition from both local area residents and the families of students of St. Augustine …

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Hotel Rezoning for 901 West Broadway Approved Unanimously

The rezoning application for a new 147 room hotel across the street from the future Laurel Street/VGH Broadway Line Station. This follows another successful hotel rezoning across the street at 888 West Broadway (currently the Park Inn and Suites). Together these 2 projects will add to the much needed hotel room supply in the Broadway …

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Rezoning for 1780 East Broadway Delayed

With an original application submitted in June of 2019, the rezoning hearing for 1780 East Broadway has been delayed and postponed due to what City officials blame on “limited available meeting time before summer break”. This would likely see the rezoning hearing punted to the next Vancouver City Council after the municipal elections on October …

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Broadway Plan APPROVED by Vancouver City Council 7 to 4

After 6 scheduled meetings, hours and hours of heated debate and 27 amendments, the Broadway Plan has been approved 7 to 4. Councilors Hardwick, De Genova, Swanson and Weibe voted in opposition.  Notable proposed amendments from today’s meeting include: -Requests for studies regarding rate of change, rents and rental development -Studies to further explore “tower in …

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6th and Possibly Last Hearing on Broadway Plan Scheduled for Tomorrow (22nd) at 9:30

After years of planning, consultation, delays and discussion, the Broadway Plan is set for a 6th day of presentations to Vancouver City Council which will take place tomorrow (June 22) at 9:30am. With several more proposed amendments to follow, Mayor and Council will likely decide on the most pivotal ruling of this civic election cycle, …

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Broadway Plan Presentation to City Council Set to Reconvene on June 22

Vancouver City Council met for the 5th time yesterday in consideration of the Broadway Plan. Council and Mayor added a 3rd and 4th round of questions for staff which was followed by a series of proposed amendments and debate. Key among the proposed amendments were: -A review of public parks and public space to be …

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Speaker List Closed – Broadway Plan Presentation to Reconvene on June 9th at 3:00pm

After 4 days of scheduled Public Hearings, several presentations and hundreds of speakers, the speaker’s list is now closed for the Broadway Plan. Yesterday’s meeting finished with Planning Staff’s closing remarks (link below): https://council.vancouver.ca/20220518/documents/pspc1staffclosingremarks.pdf The closing remarks sought to dispel many of the public’s misconceptions about the Plan and it’s process. Despite what many speakers …

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Presentation to Vancouver City Council set to Reconvene Again on May 26th from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

After numerous speakers and 2 hours of hearings, the Broadway Plan presentation to Vancouver City Council is set to reconvene again on May 26th from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. Council has heard up to speaker #91 of 202, with the potential for additional speakers phoning in at the end. Link to agenda below: https://council.vancouver.ca/20220518/pspc20220518ag.htm