West End corridors
The corridors are generally the newer areas of the community. Most new housing and job space along the corridors was built over the past 40 years. The corridors have easy access to transit, services, and amenities. They can accommodate job space and housing that meet the needs of the community.
In fall 2020, Council adopted an interim rezoning policy for the Burrard Corridor PDF file (346 KB) that allows for consideration of rental housing with below-market rental as an additional option to strata and social housing provision to meet affordable housing objectives for the West End.
After studying the outcomes of the temporary policy, staff are making this option permanent by amending the West End Community Plan (2013) and the Rezoning Policy for the West End (2013).
To create these improved, connected corridors, we plan to strategically locate opportunities for new growth with increased heights and densities along the Georgia and Burrard corridors, and Lower Robson to help increase affordability and add public benefits.
On Lower Davie, height limits will not change, but increased densities will help housing be more affordable. We also plan to strengthen Alberni Street (between Burrard and Bute Streets) as an emerging retail district.