936 W 14th Avenue, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC


Blog by Arnold Shuchat | April 3rd, 2014


This early 20th century duplex is on the City of Vancouver's Heritage B list and would be a great candidate to generate a density bonus of up to 1.45 FSR based on its RM-4 zoning. With a south facing rear yard, it has a 50 foot frontage by 125 ft length with lane access to the rear. It is listed for sale at $2,188,000 and is currently tenanted on a month to month basis by separate tenants upstairs and down. 938 has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms while 936 (upstairs)has 2 BRs and 2 bathrooms. Located 3.5 blocks from Vancouver General Hospital,a short walk from the Cambie Canada Line, and on a pre-developed street, this property has promising re-development potential.

The City of Vancouver's Zoning Regulation pertaining to RM-4 states as follows: (note the emphasized subsections)

 

5 Relaxation of Regulations

 

5.1 The Development Permit Board or the Director of Planning, as the case may be, may relax the

minimum site area requirements of section 4.1 with respect to any of the following

developments if the lot was on record in the Land Title Office for Vancouver prior to March 9,

1976 and has an area of not less than the minimum noted:

(a) multiple dwelling with a minimum lot area of 500 m²;

(b) rooming house, with a minimum lot area of 500 m²; and

(c) seniors supportive or assisted housing, with a minimum lot area of 500 m².

 

5.2 The Development Permit Board or the Director of Planning, as the case may be, may relax the

minimum site area requirements of this Schedule with respect to any of the following

developments where he considers the development site to consist of locked in lots and provided

he also considers the intent of this Schedule and all applicable policies and guidelines adopted

by Council:

(a) multiple dwelling;

(b) rooming house; and

(c) seniors supportive or assisted housing, with a minimum lot area of 500 m².

 

5.3 The Development Permit Board or the Director of Planning, as the case may be, may relax any

of the regulations of this Schedule for the following developments where he is satisfied that the

relaxation will serve to accomplish certain social and community goals, including where

possible the retention of existing buildings, having regard to the intent of this Schedule and all

applicable policies and guidelines adopted by Council.

(a) one-family dwelling, one-family dwelling with secondary suite, or two-family dwelling,

provided that the floor space ratio shall in no case exceed 1.00;

(b) infill or additions to existing buildings, provided that the floor space ratio shall in no case

exceed 1.45;

(c) multiple dwelling or seniors supportive or assisted housing, provided that:

(i) all required parking spaces shall be provided underground or within the outermost

walls of a building (but in no case with the floor of the parking area above the

highest point of the finished grade around the building), except in the case of lots

of 560 m² or less;

(ii) useable on-site open space shall be provided;

(iii) a minimum of 20 percent of total units within any building shall contain 2 or more

bedrooms, except in the case of buildings designed specifically for use as senior

citizens’ housing or other similar use;

(iv) in no case shall the site coverage exceed 65 percent;

(v) the maximum floor space ratio shall be 1.45

 

Check out all of the details of this Duplex for sale, 936 W 14th Avenue, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC