Broadway Subway Line Completion Delayed Until Early 2026

According to local media reports, the completion of the Broadway Subway Line is projected to be delayed until early 2026 (from the original timeline of late 2025). The delay is being blamed on the 5-week concrete worker strike in June of last summer. Despite the delay and other inflationary pressures, the government claims that the …

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Newly Appointed BC Premier David Eby Announces Housing Plan

Newly appointed BC Premier David Eby announced his 3-part plan to address BC’s housing affordability and supply crunch this week. Two of the measures can be implemented quickly, potentially adding a few thousand units into the rental pool. These include: Removing age restrictions in most strata buildings This has the potential to free-up additional family …

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25 Storey Rental Tower Proposed at E. 5th and Main Street

After several years in the planning stage, Westbank is proceedingwith an applicaiton to build a 25 storey, mass timber rental building at the NWcorner of East 5th Avene and Main Street (2015 Main Street). Thebuilding will form part of Westbank’s larger Main Alley tech office campus.This exciting new project is set to demonstrate the viability …

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New Broadway Plan Rezoning – 1540 West 10th Avenue

With the implementation of the Broadway Plan beginning on September 1, 2022 a new wave of rezoning applications is anticipated, starting with an application near the future Broadway and Granville Station at 1540 West 10th Avenue. Located within the Fraserview South – Area A (FSOA) subarea of the Broadway Plan, the project is seeking the …

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Major Changes to Proposed 878-898 (888) West Broadway Redevelopment

Originally rezoned in January of 2020 by ChungHwa and subsequently sold to Bosa Properties in Q4 of 2021, a new application has been submitted seeking to change the design and use of the future development. Instead of the original plan to build 438 hotel rooms, the new concept will replace one of the two towers …

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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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