Safeway site 3 tower rezoning review at November 4, 2019 GWAC meeting

Learn more about the proposal to put three towers on the site of the Safeway at 1780 East Broadway.

The GWAC meeting on Monday, November 4th at 7pm (Britannia, Learning Resource Centre) will examine this rezoning application in much detail. Guest speakers will provide an overview of the application as well as information about the plan and context. This is not the first proposal for towers around Commercial and Broadway, a former GWAC board member will provide an overview of a previous tower proposal that did not go ahead. As well, guest speakers from the Norquay community will discuss the 3 tower rezoning at 2220 Kingsway and how this related to their local neighbourhood plan.

The City of Vancouver received the rezoning application for the Safeway site on June 12, 2019; it was recently made public. The tallest of the three proposed towers is 102.1metres (335 feet) in height.

The City’s rezoning application webpage contains further links on the proposal:


1st and Clark proposal at Development Permit Board on October 28, 2019

The City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board will review the proposal to put a 10-storey building at East 1st Avenue and Clark Drive on Monday, October 28th. Members of the public are welcome to sign up and speak at City Hall.

Meeting details will be posted on the City’s website here:

Details on the application are available here:​

The Development Permit Board (DPB) can choose to approve or reject a proposal. In the past, the DPB has rejected projects including 105 Keefer, and the DPB has also reduced the height of a project (the Arbutus Ridge development went from 5-storeys to 4-storeys).