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Questionnaire: What do you think of the Little Mountain Rezoning Application?
We asked for your thoughts on the proposed elements of the application in an online questionnaire from November 30 to December 20, 2015. Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire. We are currently analyzing the feedback we received.
November 28 and December 3 open houses: Little Mountain rezoning application
November 2015 – The City received a rezoning application from Holborn Properties and IBI Group for the 15-acre Little Mountain site on October 30. The application is based on Little Mountain Policy Statement, which was approved by City Council in 2012 after two-and-a-half years of consultation and design work.
The proposal includes:
- A variety of buildings between 3 and 12 storeys (12 storeys in 2 locations)
- Mainly residential uses (approximately 1,400 market housing units) with some commercial and civic uses
- 234 units of replacement social housing owned by BC Housing (53 are already built)
- A City-owned building with the new Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, a childcare facility, and 48 units of additional affordable rental housing
- A new City street and extension of 35th Avenue
- A new community plaza and public park
View the rezoning application
You're invited to attend a pair of open houses about the proposal.
- Saturday, November 28, 11:00am - 3:00pm, at General Brock Elementary School Gymnasium (4860 Main Street)
- Thursday, December 3, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Church (4925 Cambie Street)
View the open house information displays:
Adjacent Area rezonings approved
April 2015 – City Council approved the first three rezoning applications within the Adjacent Area next to the Little Mountain housing site. View the rezoned properties on the map and learn more about each rezoning below.
Little Mountain rezoning process is moving forward
October 22, 2013 – The Community Advisory Group (CAG) met at Hillcrest Centre to learn about the upcoming rezoning process for Little Mountain. Representatives from the City, Holborn Properties, and IBI Group (Holborn's selected architect) made presentations, listened to comments, and answered questions. The CAG was introduced to IBI Group's previous work, their vision for Little Mountain, and the steps to the rezoning process, including opportunities for public input.
Council approves the Adjacent Area Rezoning Policy
February 13, 2013 – Council has approved the Little Mountain Adjacent Area Rezoning Policy to guide future rezoning proposals in the area next to the Little Mountain housing site (south of East 33rd Avenue, west of Main Street). Developed concurrently with the Little Mountain planning process, the rezoning policy encourages a variety of innovative housing types suitable for families and options to improve housing affordability. The policy also addresses a range of issues, including: building forms, heights and densities, housing mix, public benefits, transportation, and sustainability. A fixed-rate community amenity contribution (CAC) target for new development in the adjacent area is recommended in the policy.
Little Mountain adjacent area draft rezoning policy
November 26, 2012 – The information boards and comment form from the adjacent area open house on November 24 are now online. The open house presented the City's draft rezoning policy options for the adjacent area at 33rd Avenue and Main Street, which include recommendations on new housing forms such as townhouses and apartments, public benefits, transportation and sustainability. If you missed the open house or didn’t have a chance to fill in the form, you can still complete it online until December 1.
Little Mountain development is moving forward
October 26, 2012 – The City of Vancouver, BC Government, and Holborn Properties have signed an agreement to allow up to 50 units to be built at Little Mountain prior to the completion of the rezoning process.
Council approves the new policy statement
June 27, 2012 – Council approves the new policy statement for the Little Mountain site. This marked the end of a two-year collaborative policy planning process involving the community, Holborn Properties, and the City.
The policy statement provides direction for site planning, housing, transportation, sustainability, and more. The policy statement will guide the next stage of planning, rezoning the site. The rezoning phase will include additional community engagement and a public hearing.
Community advisory group meetings
February to June 2012 – The Community Advisory Group met seven times to discuss:
- Feedback from earlier public open houses
- Various aspects of the redevelopment, including sustainability, transportation, and urban design
Urban Design Panel workshop receives Draft Policy Statement
May 9, 2012 – City of Vancouver planning staff presented the Draft Policy Statement to the Panel in a non-voting workshop.
Open houses on public process, guiding principles, and development concept
January 26 and 28, 2012 – Open houses were held at Brock Elementary School. The City of Vancouver Planning staff presented materials on the public process, guiding principles, and an urban design analysis of the development concept. The proponent, Holborn Properties, also presented models and drawings of a development concept. Representatives from the City, Holborn Properties and the Little Mountain Community Advisory Group were available to answer questions and listen to comments.
Members of the public were invited to provide their feedback on the how this development concept meets the guiding principles for the project.