June 4th GWAC meeting: rezoning proposal for 1636 Clark Drive and 1321-1395 East 1st Avenue

Find out more about the BC Housing rezoning proposed for East 1st Avenue on the block between Clark Drive and McLean Drive (north side).

Date: Monday, June 4th, 7pm – 9pm
Location: Learning Resource Centre, (LRC), Under the Britannia Library, 1661 Napier Street

Representatives from Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Housing, the architects and the City of Vancouver will be on hand for the discussions.

Background
BC Housing: “The Province is working with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health to build approximately 100 affordable rental homes, as well as a new withdrawal management centre for people seeking treatment for addictions.” (press release)

City of Vancouver: “​The proposal consists of a 12,192 sq. m (131,234 sq. ft.) mixed-use building and includes:
• social enterprise space at grade;
• withdrawal management centre operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, including up to 20 transitional units;
• 97 social housing units;
• floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.07;
• maximum building height of 30.5 m/100 ft. (fronting Clark Drive) and 19.8 m/65 ft. (fronting McLean Drive); and
• 39 car and 100 bicycle parking spaces.”
(rezoning centre webpage)

Rezoning Proposal Timeline
February 17, 2018: Announcement by BC Housing / VCH / CoV (BC Housing website)
April 23, 2018: Pre-application Open House (BC Housing website)
May 1, 2018: Rezoning application submitted (City of Vancouver website
June 11, 2018, Open House 5pm – 7:30pm Vancouver Community College (E7th & Glen Drive) Room 1236 Building B
June 13, 2018, Urban Design Panel (UDP) Review, Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, 3pm (further details on the meeting agenda and UDP webpage)