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Frequently asked questions

Why is Intracorp proposing to redevelop these properties?

The properties are located within the Burrard Corridor in the West End Community Plan, which is where the City permits higher density development. Intracorp, along with their partners Forseed Group and CM Partners, purchased the properties in August 2018 with the intention to redevelop. The existing building is nearing its end of life and will eventually need to be replaced.

What is the timeline for this proposal? Has an application been submitted?

An application has not been submitted. The applicant plans to submit the application in early 2021. Subject to staff review, the Application will advance to a Public Hearing, and provided Council approves the Rezoning, a Development Permit application and Building Permit application would follow. We will continue to keep you updated on the process as information becomes available.

When will residents have to vacate the building? What's the last possible day to move out?

Our current anticipated timeline places the moveout date for December 2023, but it could be later. However, as you probably know, the West End is a very popular place to live and you therefore may want to consider not waiting until the final Notice to End Tenancy before you start looking for alternate accommodations . The project will have to have all of its permits and approvals in place before a Notice to End Tenancy is issued to tenants. 4 months notice is required per the BC Residential Tenancy Act but we are offering 6 months notice in order to provide a little more time.

Who is eligible for tenant assistance?

As many tenants know the property does not fall under the City’s Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy. The applicant and Sommerville Community Relations are working with the City of Vancouver to develop a tenant compensation and assistance plan. We will share updates on our proposed tenant assistance plan as soon as they are available. All tenancies are covered under the provincial Residential Tenancy Act.

What kind of assistance are you offering?

We are working with the City of Vancouver to develop a tenant compensation and assistance plan. We will share details as soon as they are available.

How are you planning to communicate with tenants moving forward?

Sommerville will be your key point of contact going forward. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Sommerville team with any questions at 604-862-7964 or 1 anytime.

What is being proposed?

Our current proposal is to rezone the property to permit the construction of two buildings, one 15- storey (206 feet) and one 55-storey (plus a mechanical penthouse, 580 feet), with a total of 516 new homes (450 units of strata residential and 66 rental units). Our proposal also includes 42,000 SF of retail space, a 49-space daycare, and two pedestrian connections through the project site. The application further envisions the potential for a new public plaza fronting Haro Street. Please note all details and numbers are preliminary at this time and subject to city approvals.

What are the proposed rents for the rental housing units?

Rents will be determined at the time of leasing. Unfortunately, we are not able to predict what rental rates will be several years from now.

Are you offering any affordable rental?

The applicant is currently exploring all rental options.