Grandview Woodland is one of Vancouver’s most cherished neighbourhoods.
Home to almost 28,000 people Grandview Woodland is known for the welcoming and inclusive nature of the Drive, its diverse population, as well as the electric mix of restaurants and cultural spaces that shape its distinct character.
Commercial Drive and Hastings Street retail strips are known and valued for their independent nature.
“The Drive” is a destination for well-known street festivals and the “Little Italy” experience.
Photographer, David Meurin
A total of 173 heritage buildings within the neighbourhood are listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register.
Almost 90% of residents live within a 5-minute walk of a park, open space or greenway.
The Commercial-Broadway Station and surrounding area is quickly emerging as a transit-oriented community, with highly accessible transit, pathways and bike routes.
Several First Nations and Aboriginal‐focused non‐profits are located in the community, as well as a number of social services and programs for 2,200 First Nations and Aboriginal community members.
The Grandview Woodland Community Plan was recently approved in July 2016, and will help guide positive change for the community.
The Plan seeks to add family and non-market housing, protect and increase rental homes, improve community amenities, and preserve the unique vibe of the Drive. As per the Plan, a proposal for the site will take into account the following city guidelines:
Consider mix of uses, which may include large format grocery and small‐scale retail, service and community‐serving uses on the first floor and residential and/or commercial uses on upper floors.
Up to 24 storeys
Residential uses: 4.5 FSR
Commercial uses: 1.2 FSR minimum (0.5 FSR minimum for office)