Agenda Index City of Vancouver


Date: October 30, 1997

Author/Local: GL/7721

CC File No. 5311

TO:Vancouver City Council

FROM:Director of Land Use and Development

SUBJECT:Strata Title Conversion - 2006 West 15th Avenue


THAT the application to convert the previously-occupied building at 2006 West 15th Avenue (Lot 10, Block 465, D.L. 526, Plan 2983) to strata title ownership be approved in principle, but that pursuant to Section 9(1) of the Condominium Act, the Certificate of Approval (Form 10) shall not be issued unless the following condition has been met within one year of the date of this approval:

Completion of all work required by the City Building Inspector, under the required permits, at no cost to the City, and issuance of an Occupancy Permit, in order that this previously-occupied building substantially complies with all relevant by-laws.


The General Manager of Community Services RECOMMENDS approval of the foregoing.


Council Policy is reflected in the City’s Strata Title and Cooperative Conversion Guidelines, which outline factors which Council will consider in reviewing applications for converting previously-occupied buildings to strata title or cooperative ownership.


Council approval is required for an application to convert the previously-occupied building at 2006 West 15th Avenue (Lot 10, Block 465, D.L. 526, Plan 2983) to strata title ownership.


The site is zoned RT-8 and is developed with a two-storey plus basement multiple conversion dwelling (MCD) containing two residential units and a newly constructed infill one-family dwelling. The MCD is a Municipally designated heritage building, built in 1912, which is listed as a category "B" building on the Vancouver Heritage Register. The location of the site is shown in Figure 1, below.

Figure 1

The extensive exterior and interior alterations to the MCD are being performed pursuant to Development Permit No. DE401945 and Building Permit No. BU405964. The infill dwelling is being constructed pursuant to Building Permit No. BU405965. Construction on both buildings is nearing completion.

The applicant proposes to create a total of three strata lots in the two buildings. Pursuant to Section 9 of the Condominium Act, Council’s approval is required as it relates to the previously-occupied building only.

City records indicate that the heritage building was converted under permits in 1958 from a one-family dwelling to a MCD containing one dwelling unit and two housekeeping units on the main floor and three housekeeping units on the second floor.

As stated in the applicant's notarized declaration, the current owner took vacant possession of the building at the time of purchasing the property in January, 1997.


In addition to Planning Department staff, the City Engineer and the City Building Inspector have reviewed this application. As the building contains only two dwelling units, the Manager of the Housing Centre has not been asked to comment.

The City Engineer has no servicing or dedication requirements for this site.

The City Building Inspector reports that when all work has been completed in accordance with approved plans and permits, and an Occupancy Permit has been issued, the previously-occupied building will substantially comply with all relevant City by-laws.


Based on the foregoing, and on the applicant’s compliance with the City’s Strata Title and Cooperative Conversion Guidelines, the Director of Land Use and Development supports this application.

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