40 story tower precedent
The proposed tower at 1477 W. Broadway (Granville) would set a precedent for the entire Broadway Corridor ahead of the Broadway Plan
This 40-story tower precedent would affect development expectations at all stations, including an extension to UBC & Jericho Lands.
What you can do:
1. Go to this website to learn more https://www.fsgac.org/1477-w-broadway-rezoning
There is more information about the proposal there.
2. Send an email to Council NOW and through the online form so it will be counted in the public hearing. See contacts below.
4. Sign up to speak to council at the hearing by phone: Numbers of speakers matter. It is easy to speak by phone. Each person has 5 minutes, but you do not have to speak that long. Even just to say one sentence is OK. Sign up to speak here: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/request-to-speak-at-a-public-hearing-form-2.aspx
Public Hearing Agenda: https://council.vancouver.ca/20220414/phea20220414ag.htm
Report for Public Hearing: https://council.vancouver.ca/20220301/documents/rr5.pdf
Community Information: https://www.fsgac.org/1477-w-broadway-rezoning
Emails to Council :
email@example.com; CLRboyle@vancouver.ca; CLRbligh@vancouver.ca; CLRcarr@vancouver.ca; CLRhardwick@vancouver.ca; CLRdominato@vancouver.ca; CLRdegenova@vancouver.ca; CLRfry@vancouver.ca; CLRkirbyfirstname.lastname@example.org; CLRswanson@vancouver.ca; CLRwiebe@vancouver.ca
AND submit through the online form so it counts in the public hearing:
Sample of Issues for 1477 W. Broadway @ Granville rezoning:
- City staff state that the application’s proposed height of 40 stories & density of 12.3 FSR aligns with the Broadway Plan, even though the Council hasn’t approved the plan yet and it sets a huge precedent for the whole Broadway Corridor.
- The developer is attempting to sidestep $3.3M in fees and will not make any financial Community Amenity Contributions, the money used for childcare facilities, social housing, and parks.
- Staff says that no public parks or plazas are shaded by the building, but they didn’t assess shadowing at the winter solstice, the darkest time of the year.