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Beach towers case study

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Beach towers case study

  1. 1. Beach Towers Case Study www.westendneighbours.ca Town Hall Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Comox Street, April 22, 2010
  2. 2. Original Application <ul><li>Devonshire Properties and agent Michael Geller </li></ul><ul><li>165-unit, 22-storey tower </li></ul><ul><li>25 waterfront, 3-storey Beach Ave. townhouses </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Built in 1964/65, complied with RM-4 zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Important, prominent development </li></ul><ul><li>City involvement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placement of towers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height of parking garage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials used in construction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional structures on the site rejected in 1980s as a result of zoning </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Director of Planning does not support tower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not meet tower separation guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth tower will create wall-like appearance toward English Bay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will still consider rezoning under STIR for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 waterfront townhouses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower structure on Harwood and Cardero </li></ul></ul>Update
  5. 5. <ul><li>City of Vancouver def’n of rezoning: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is intended for unique sites or areas or to accommodate special uses or forms of development which do not fit within a standard zoning district schedule.” </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of STIR: </li></ul><ul><li>“ seek affordability in projects submitted for STIR incentives through finishing, size, location and other design considerations.”  </li></ul>Final thoughts

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