Development Permit Board

Overview

Some development permit applications may have a significant impact on their surroundings, because of the scale and context of the project or because of community controversy about the project. Those applications are reviewed by the Development Permit Board.

All other development permit applications are reviewed by the Director of Planning or their delegate(s).

The Board is limited in its authority by existing zoning and parking regulations, and by the Official Development Plan (ODP) provisions that City Council has enacted. These provisions generally outline acceptable uses and building forms in a given area.

The Board cannot deny a development if it meets the zoning / ODP and guidelines, or approve a development if it does not fall within the zoning / ODP.

The Development Permit Board may approve, approve with certain conditions, or refuse an application.

Overview

All Development Permit Board meetings are open to the public. Applicants or their representatives are present to discuss the application. Neighbours and others interested in the development may also attend and make presentations. Written submissions are also considered.

All development applications considered by the Development Permit Board are first reviewed by the Development Permit Staff Committee, an inter-departmental City staff committee.

Reports

Reports of the Development Permit Staff Committee provide the basis for discussion at Development Permit Board meetings and include a recommendation from the staff committee.

You can access the committee's reports for each development:

  • Online in the Meetings tab on the Thursday before the meeting
  • By phoning the Assistant to the Board at 604-873-7469
  • At the meeting

The process

  1. The board receives a presentation from a representative of the Development Permit Staff Committee (usually the development planner who is the staff person principally responsible for reviewing the application)
  2. The development planner outlines the key issues and recommendations of the Development Permit Staff Committee report
  3. Board and advisory panel members review the posted drawings and model of the proposed development
  4. The Board hears from the applicant, who is asked to respond specifically to the issues raised by the staff committee, and to state whether or not the recommendations contained in the staff committee report can be met
  5. Interested members of the public are invited to address the board
  6. A discussion takes place among members of the board and the advisory panel. Throughout the discussion, questions of all participants are dealt with through the board chair
  7. The board chair polls the advisory panel members for their advice
  8. The three board members debate the recommendation and a motion is made and voted on, the decision of the board is then announced. The chair is restricted in presenting any motions and only votes if two members are unable to reach an agreement.

Overview

The Board consists of four senior staff members, the Director of Development Services, who is Chair, the General Manager of Engineering Services, the Deputy City Manager and Director of Planning.  The Chair does not vote except when Board members present at a meeting are equal for and against a question, in which case the Chair shall have the right to exercise the casting vote.

Each Board member, except for the Director of Development Services, has an alternate or alternates.  If the Director of Development Services is unable to attend a Board meeting, she may appoint a Board member or any alternate of any Board member to act as Chair at that meeting on behalf, and in place, of the Director of Development Services.

Board Members

Position Alternate(s)
Andrea Law
Assistant Director, Customer Service

Kent Munro
Assistant Director, Vancouver - Midtown

Any Assistant Director of Planning
Gil Kelley
General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability
Anita Molaro
Assistant Director, Urban Design
Any Assistant Director of Planning
Jerry Dobrovolny
General Manager, Engineering Services
Cheryl Nelms
Deputy General Manager, Engineering Services
Paul Mochrie
Deputy City Manager
Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas
General Manager, Community Services
Any other General Manager

Meetings are held on alternate Mondays (except where noted) at 3:00pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room (1st Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue). Reports will be available for viewing five days before the meeting. Hard copies of the report can also be obtained by contacting the Development Permit Board Assistant and will be available at the meeting. The meetings are open to the public. If you wish to speak to an item, please register with the Development Permit Board Assistant at 604-873-7469 or camilla.lade@vancouver.ca.

2018

Meeting date

Minutes

Details

January 8, 2018

   

January 22, 2018

   
February 5, 2018    
February 19, 2018    
March 5, 2018    
March 19, 2018    
April 3, 2018    
April 16, 2018    
April 30, 2018    
May 14, 2018    
May 28, 2018    
June 11, 2018    
June 25, 2018    
July 9, 2018    
July 23, 2018    
August 7, 2018    
August 20, 2018    
September 4, 2018    

September 17, 2018

   
October 1, 2018    
October 15, 2018    
October 29, 2018    
November 13, 2018    
November 26, 2018    
December 10, 2018    
     

2017

Meeting date

Minutes

Details

January 9, 2017

  Meeting cancelled

January 23, 2017

 

Meeting cancelled

February 6, 2017

 

Meeting cancelled

February 20, 2017  

Meeting cancelled

March 6, 2017  

Meeting cancelled

March 20, 2017 Minutes

1345 Davie Street
1345 Davie Street - Appendix D
1345 Davie Street - Appendix E

April 3, 2017 Minutes

320 Granville Street
320 Granville Street - Appendix C
4288 Yew Street
4288 Yew Street - Appendix C

April 18, 2017 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
May 1, 2017 Minutes

399 E 1st Avenue
399 E 1st Avenue - Appendix D

May 15, 2017   Meeting cancelled
May 29, 2017 Minutes

137 Keefer Street
137 Keefer Street - Appendix C

June 12, 2017 Minutes 1236 Bidwell Street
1236 Bidwell Street - Appendix C
401 W Georgia Street
401 W Georgia Street - Appendix D
401 W Georgia Street - Appendix E
1488 Robson Street
1488 Robson Street - Appendix D & E
June 26, 2017   Meeting cancelled
July 10, 2017   Meeting cancelled
July 24, 2017 Minutes 510 W Broadway
510 W Broadway - Appendix C
950 Main Street
950 Main Street - Appendix C
August 8, 2017 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
August 21, 2017   Meeting cancelled
September 5, 2017 (Tuesday) Minutes 1500 Robson Street
1500 Robson Street - Appendix C
1500 Robson Street - Appendix D
September 18, 2017  

Meeting cancelled

October 2, 2017  

Meeting cancelled

October 16, 2017  

Meeting cancelled

October 30, 2017 Minutes

105 Keefer Street
105 Keefer Street - Appendix D
105 Keefer Street - Appendix E 
Memo to Mayor & Council Re 105 Keefer
Board Decision 105 Keefer

November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm Minutes 105 Keefer Street  (see Oct 30, 2017 report)
November 14, 2017(Tuesday)   Meeting Cancelled
November 27, 2017 Minutes

969 Burrard Street
969 Burrard Street - Appendix D (Part 1)
969 Burrard Street - Appendix D (Part 2)
969 Burrard Street - Appendix E
969 Burrard Street - Appendix F

December 11, 2017 Agenda

239 Keefer Street
239 Keefer Street - Appendix C
239 Keefer Street - Appendix D
239 Keefer Street - Appendix E

December 25, 2017   Meeting Cancelled

2016

 

Meeting date

Minutes

Details

January 11, 2016

Minutes 49 East 1st Avenue

January 25, 2016

Minutes

288 East Hastings Street
288 East Hastings Street - Appendix C & D

February 9, 2016 (Tuesday)

Minutes

1111 Richards Street
1111 Richards Street - Appendix D-H

February 22, 2016 Minutes

379 East Broadway
379 East Broadway - Appendix C & D

March 7, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
March 21, 2016 Minutes

1750 Pendrell Street
1750 Pendrell Street - Appendix C
1750 Pendrell Street - Appendix D
1750 Pendrell Street - Appendix E

April 4, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
April 18, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
May 2, 2016 Minutes

569 Great Northern Way
569 Great Northern Way - Appendix C
569 Great Northern Way - Appendix D

May 16, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
May 30, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
June 13, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
June 27, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
July 11, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
July 25, 2016 Minutes 1661 Davie Street
1661 Davie Street - Appendix C
1661 Davie Street - Appendix D
 August 8, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
 August 22, 2016 Minutes 2090 Barclay Street (Application Withdrawn)
1280 Richards Street
8570 Rivergrass Drive
8570 Rivergrass Drive - Appendix C
8570 Rivergrass Drive - Appendix D
8570 Rivergrass Drive - Appendix E
September 6, 2016 (Tuesday)   Meeting Cancelled
 September 19, 2016  

Meeting Cancelled

October 3, 2016  

Meeting Cancelled

October 17, 2016 Minutes

1255 W Pender Street
1255 W Pender Street - Appendix C
1255 W Pender Street - Appendix D
3185 Riverwalk Avenue
3185 Riverwalk Avenue - Appendix C
3185 Riverwalk Avenue - Appendix D
3185 Riverwalk Avenue - Appendix E
3183 Pierview Crescent
3183 Pierview Crescent - Appendix C
3183 Pierview Crescent - Appendix D
3183 Pierview Crescent - Appendix E
3245 Pierview Crescent
3245 Pierview Crescent - Appendix C
3245 Pierview Crescent - Appendix D
3245 Pierview Crescent - Appendix E

October 31, 2016 Minutes

3530 Sawmill Crescent
3530 Sawmill Crescent - Appendix C
3530 Sawmill Crescent - Appendix D

November 14, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
November 28, 2016   Meeting Cancelled
December 12, 2016 Agenda

Meeting Cancelled

1345 Davie Street (Application Deferred)
1345 Davie Street - Appendix D
1345 Davie Street - Appendix E

December 26, 2016   Meeting Cancelled

2015

Meeting date

Minutes

Details

January 12, 2015

Minutes 1600 Harwood Street
1625 Harwood Street

January 26, 2015

Minutes 803 West 12th Avenue

February 10, 2015 (Tuesday)

Minutes

8580 River District Crossing
8538 River District Crossing
3488 Sawmill Crescent
8533 River District Crossing

February 23, 2015 Minutes 1819 West 5th Avenue
March 9, 2015 Minutes 5099 Joyce Street
5099 Joyce Street - Appendix C
5099 Joyce Street - Appendix D
5099 Joyce Street - Appendix E
5099 Joyce Street - Appendix F
March 23, 2015 Minutes

1661 Quebec Street
1661 Quebec Street - Appendix D
1661 Quebec Street - Appendix E
1661 Quebec Street - Appendix F
1661 Quebec Street - Appendix G
1161 Quebec Street - Appendix H

April 7, 2015 (Tuesday) Minutes 1099 Richards Street
April 20, 2015 Minutes 1289 Hornby Street
1529 Comox Street
May 4, 2015 Minutes 1171 Jervis Street
May 19, 2015 (Tuesday)   Meeting Cancelled
June 1, 2015 Minutes 520 East 1st Avenue (Emily Carr)
June 15, 2015   Meeting deferred to June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 Minutes 95 East 1st Avenue 
1128 Alberni Street
June 29, 2015   Meeting Cancelled
July 13, 2015 Minutes 401 SW Marine Drive (Marine Gardens)
July 27, 2015 Minutes 1427 Haro Street
August 10, 2015   Meeting Cancelled
August 24, 2015   Meeting Cancelled
September 8, 2015 (Tuesday) Minutes

4188 Yew Street (Arbutus Mall Block A)
4188 Yew Street - Appendix C
4188 Yew Street - Appendix D
1188 Bidwell Street

September 21, 2015 Minutes

3699 Marine Way
3699 Marine Way - Appendix C
3699 Marine Way - Appendix D

October 5, 2015 Minutes

1768 Cook Street
1768 Cook Street - Appendix C
1768 Cook Street - Appendix D
1768 Cook Street - Appendix E
869 Beatty Street

October 19, 2015 Minutes

89 Nelson Street
89 Nelson Street - Appendix E
89 Nelson Street - Appendix F
89 Nelson Street - Appendix G
717 Davie Street
717 Davie Street- Appendix C
717 Davie Street- Appendix D
717 Davie Street- Appendix E

November 2, 2015    Meeting Cancelled
November 16, 2015    Meeting Cancelled
November 30, 2015 Minutes 1668 Davie Street
1668 Davie Street- Appendix D
December 14, 2015 Minutes

5650 Balaclava Street
5650 Balaclava Street - Appendix D
5668 Balaclava Street
5668 Balaclava Street - Appendix D1
5668 Balaclava Street - Appendix D2
5668 Balaclava Street - Appendix D3

December 28, 2015   Meeting  Cancelled

2014

Meeting date Minutes Details
January 13, 2014   Meeting cancelled
January 27, 2014 Minutes 626 Alexander Street
February 11, 2014 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
February 24, 2014 Minutes 1328 West Pender Street
179 Main Street
March 10, 2014   Meeting cancelled
March 24, 2014   Meeting cancelled
April 7, 2014 Minutes 1545 West 8th Avenue
55 Expo Boulevard
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) Minutes 880 West 28th Avenue (BC Women's & Children's Hospital)
May 5, 2014 Minutes

1188 Richards Street
1480 Howe Street
1461 Granville Street
1462 Granville Street

May 20, 2014 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
June 2, 2014   Meeting cancelled
June 16, 2014 Minutes 510 West Seymour Street
June 30, 2014   Meeting cancelled
July 14, 2014 Minutes 235 Kingsway
285 East 10th Avenue (The Rize)
July 28, 2014   Meeting cancelled
August 11, 2014   Meeting cancelled
August 25, 2014   Meeting cancelled
September 8, 2014 Minutes 1710 East Broadway (SkyTrain Station)
September 22, 2014   Meeting cancelled
October 6, 2014 Minutes 308 West Hastings Street
October 20, 2014 Minutes 1546 Nelson Street 
1071 Cardero Street
November 3, 2014   Meeting cancelled
November 17, 2014 Minutes 1546 Nelson Street
1071 Cardero Street
311 East 6th Avenue
December 1, 2014   Meeting cancelled
December 15, 2014 Minutes 3603 West 27th Avenue
3592 West 29th Avenue

2013

Meeting date Minutes Details
January 14, 2013 Minutes 725 Granville Street
January 28, 2013 Minutes 68 Smithe Street
February 11, 2013   Meeting cancelled
February 25, 2013 Minutes 300-550 Robson Street
1399 Main Street
March 11, 2013   Meeting cancelled
March 25, 2013 Minutes 557 East Cordova Street
155 East 37th Avenue
April 8, 2013 Minutes 803 West 12th Avenue
800 Griffiths Way
685 Pacific Boulevard
April 22, 2013   Meeting cancelled
May 6, 2013   Meeting cancelled
May 21, 2013 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
June 3, 2013   Meeting cancelled
June 17, 2013 Minutes 1121 Seymour Street
July 2, 2013 (Tuesday) Minutes 1365 Burnaby Street
July 15, 2013 Minutes 760 Pacific Boulevard
July 29, 2013   Meeting cancelled
August 12, 2013 Minutes 1099 Richards Street
475 Howe Street
August 26, 2013 Minutes 7298 Adera Street (Shannon Mews)
September 9, 2013   Meeting cancelled
September 23, 2013   Meeting cancelled
October 7, 2013   Meeting cancelled
October 21, 2013 Minutes 1045 Robson Street
November 4, 2013   Meeting cancelled
November 18, 2013   Meeting cancelled
December 2, 2013   Meeting cancelled
December 16, 2013 Minutes 39 Smithe Street

2012

Meeting date Minutes Details
January 9, 2012   Meeting cancelled
January 23, 2012 Minutes 100 Jackson Street
1616 West 7th Avenue
February 6, 2012   Meeting cancelled
February 20, 2012 Minutes 177 Robson Street
775 Richards Street
520 West Georgia Street (Telus Gardens)
March 5, 2012   Meeting cancelled
March 19, 2012   Meeting cancelled
April 2, 2012   Meeting cancelled
April 23, 2012 Minutes 138 East Hastings Street
May 7, 2012 Minutes 189 Keefer Street
May 22, 2012 (Tuesday)   Meeting cancelled
June 4, 2012 Minutes 238 West Broadway
June 18, 2012   Meeting cancelled
July 3, 2012 (Tuesday) Minutes 1545 West 8th Avenue
July 16, 2012 Minutes 8198 Cambie Street
7299 Granville Street
July 30, 2012 Minutes 1155 Hornby Street
August 13, 2012   Meeting cancelled
August 27, 2012   Meeting cancelled
September 10, 2012   Meeting cancelled
September 24, 2012   Meeting cancelled
October 9, 2012 (Tuesday) Minutes 2118 West 15th Avenue
October 22, 2012 Minutes 2118 West 15th Avenue (deferred from October 9)
November 5, 2012   Meeting cancelled
November 19, 2012 Minutes 5515 Boundary Road
December 3, 2012 Minutes 3100 River Walk
December 17, 2012 Minutes 1862 Barclay Street

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Contact the Development Permit Board

Meeting Coordinator

Camilla Lade
Phone: 604-873-7469

camilla.lade@vancouver.ca

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about building and zoning

Phone
604-873-7611

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon