A controversial rezoning proposal on Arbutus

A controversial rezoning proposal on Arbutus

We are a group of neighbours close to 3600 block Arbutus  We have recently learned that a developer (PCI) has made an application to the city to Rezone the 3609-3687 block on Arbutus Street from RS-1 to CD-1 Comprehensive Development. This is the west side of Arbutus between 20th and 21st Avenues. The rezoning application can be viewed at https://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/3609-3687arbutusst/index.htm.

This is of immense concern for us as the proposed project is for two 6 story rental units that would be completely out of character for our quiet neighbourhood. With 116 rental units and only 62 parking stalls for the residents, this will dramatically increase the traffic along Arbutus and the parking congestion in our and surrounding neighbourhoods.  This rezoning would set a precedent for future projects along Arbutus and quite possibly other locations in and around your neighbourhood in the not so distant future.  At this point, we have had no response from the city and have requested notice of any online Open House to discuss this matter.

Two of our neighbours have been canvassing in the general vicinity.  Some neighbours have sent letters to the city rezoning planner.  ([email protected] 604-873-7449) and many have left online comments at : https://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/3609-3687arbutusst/feedback.htm https://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/3609-3687arbutusst/feedback.htm

If you have had experience with rezoning and dealings with the city we would appreciate any advice and/or support to stop the city from dramatically changing the zoning in this neighbourhood

We plan to visit more neighbours to raise awareness of this rezoning application and hopefully garner more support.

We look forward to hearing back from you.

Jenny Chen (2159 W. 21st Avenue – 604-375-6182) and Sheila Vizi

Members of Arbutus Ridge Community Association

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