VANCOUVER — A rezoning application for a $500-million 'Burrard Gateway' project has been pitched to the City of Vancouver by Reliance Properties and Jim Pattison Developments.
The application involves 23 separate city lots, 14 owned by Reliance Properties and nine by Jim Pattison Developments. The project would require the landowners to consolidate their holdings.
"This proposed development is designed to create a dramatic entrance to Vancouver's downtown area as people crest the Burrard Bridge heading north on Burrard Street," Reliance Properties president Jon Stovell said in a news release.
The lots are located on Burrard and Hornby, north of Drake. The proposal features three towers and would include strata and rental housing as well as office and retail space.
"We want to create a vertical operation that minimizes the footprint at street level. The showroom will be like a three-storey glass jewel box, with all of the service areas on four underground levels. It will be the only full service downtown dealership serving the many people who live and work in the area," Jim Pattison Auto Group president Bill Harbottle said in a news release.
Looking ahead, the application process will include public open house meetings, a public hearing and a review by the tall building design panel.
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