Agenda Index City of Vancouver


Date: November 14, 1997

Author/Local: B. Boons/7678

CC File No. 2608


Vancouver City Council


Director of Community Planning on behalf of Land Use and Development


Form of Development - 375 East Pender Street

DE402564 - CD-1 By-law Number 7230

Owner of Development - Chinese Mennonite Church


THAT the revised form of development for the CD-1 zoned site known as 375 East Pender Street (previously known as 485 Dunlevy Avenue) be generally approved as illustrated in Development Application Number DE402564, prepared by Siegfried Toews, Architect and stamped "Received, City Planning Department November 12, 1997", provided that the Director of Planning may approve design changes which would not adversely affect either the development character of this site or adjacent properties.


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


There is no applicable Council policy except that Council did approve the original form of development for this site when the rezoning was approved, following a Public Hearing.


In accordance with Charter requirements, this report seeks Council’s approval for the revised form of development for the above-noted CD-1 zoned site.


At a Public Hearing on July 29, 1993, City Council approved a rezoning of this site from RT-3 Two-Family Dwelling District to CD-1 Comprehensive Development District. CD-1 By-law Number 7230 was enacted on November 9, 1993. Council also approved the original form of development for this site on September 13, 1994 when considering Development Application Number DE216196.

The site is located on the northwest corner of East Pender Street and Dunlevy Avenue. The site and surrounding zoning are shown on the attached Appendix ‘A’.

Subsequent to Council’s approval of the CD-1 rezoning the Director of Planning approved Development Application Number DE402564. This approval was subject to various conditions, including Council’s approval of the revised form of development. The latter condition is one of the few outstanding prior to permit issuance.


In September 1994, Development Permit Number DE216196 was approved, thereby permitting the addition of approximately 13, 000 square feet to the existing Church building on this site to provide a Special Needs Residential Facility - Congregate Housing, having a total of 32 sleeping units.

This current proposal involves further alterations and the addition of approximately 1,810 square feet of common amenity space and stair access on the third and fourth floors.

Simplified plans, including a site plan and elevations of the proposal, have been included in Appendix ‘B’.


The Director of Planning has approved Development Application Number DE402564, subject to various conditions to be met prior to the issuance of the development permit. One of these conditions is that the revised form of development first be approved by Council.

* * * * *

See Page

Comments or questions? You can send us email.
[City Homepage] [Get In Touch]

(c) 1997 City of Vancouver