Development Permit Board Advisory Panel

The advisory panel advises the Development Permit Board about the applications that the board is reviewing. The advisory panel:

  • Reviews plans and models of proposed major development.
  • Hears presentations from applicants and other interested parties.
  • Attends all meetings of the Development Permit Board. Panel members may participate in board meetings if they wish.

As advisors to the Development Permit Board, advisory panel members are polled for their opinions but do not vote on the applications before the board.

Terms of reference

The Development Permit Board and Advisory Panel Bylaw establishes the board and its advisory panel, describes their membership, powers, and responsibilities.

Meeting frequency

The advisory panel meets every other Monday at 3:00pm at Vancouver City Hall. Meetings generally end by 10:00pm, although they may run later. Extra meetings are sometimes scheduled.

Time commitment

Several hours of preparation time are needed before each meeting. Advisory panel members may be asked to perform additional work outside regular meeting times.


The advisory panel consists of nine members appointed by City Council. The members include:

  • The chair of the Urban Design Panel
  • The chair of the Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Two representatives of the development industry
  • One representative of the design professions
  • Four representatives of the general public (one of whom also represents young people in the community)

City Council members or City employees are not appointed to the advisory panel.


Group Represented Representative(s) Alternate(s)
Design professions
  • TBA (Chair, Urban Design Panel)
  • TBA (Vice-Chair, Urban Design Panel)
Development industry
  • Richard Wittstock
  • Beau Jarvis
Vancouver Heritage Commission    
General public
  • Rebecca Chaster
  • Ryan Rohani
  • Dani Pretto


At any given time, approximately half of the members are appointed for 1-year term and the other half for 2-year terms.

Resources for advisory committee members

Accessibility Event Guidelines

The Accessibility Event Guidelines help to ensure events are accessible to all, and were developed in consultation with the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Accessibility Event Guidelines PDF file (405 KB)

Code of Conduct Policy

The Code of Conduct Policy sets minimum expectations for the behaviour of Council officials, staff, and advisory body members in carrying out their functions.

Code of Conduct Policy PDF file (140 KB)

Guidelines for Civic Agencies

The Guidelines for Civic Agencies explains the roles and responsibilities of members and liaisons and provides an overview of member procedures.

Guidelines for Civic Agencies PDF file (431 KB)

Procedure By-law

The Procedure Bylaw regulates the procedures of Council and its committees and other bodies.

Procedure Bylaw PDF file (150 KB)

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about building and zoning


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

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

Contact the Development Permit Board

Meeting Coordinator

Camilla Lade
Phone: 604-873-7469