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City of New Westminster Notice of Waiver of Public Hearing

Public Hearing waived under S. 464(2) of the Local Government Act

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022 AT 6:00 PM

Meeting held electronically and open to public attendance in Council Chamber, City Hall
511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8348, 2022 for 616 and 640 Sixth Street


Notice is given under s.464 (2) of the Local Government Act that New Westminster City Council waived the holding of a Public Hearing respecting Zoning Amendment Bylaw (616-640 Sixth Street – Text Amendment) No. 8348, 2022. A Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment application has been received to amend Comprehensive Development (616 and 640 Sixth Street) (CD-80) District. The existing zoning permits a 29-storey, mixed-use building consisting of 237 secured market rental and strata units, as well as ground-floor commercial space, and a total FSR of 6.46. A Development Variance Permit was approved in 2020 to convert 100% of permitted units to secured market rental. The amendment proposes to increase the total number of units from 237 to 338, for an overall FSR of 7.41. All units would be secured market rental, including 10 near-market housing units. The overall building height would remain unchanged, while the podium height would be increased from three to four storeys. The tower floorplate would be increased from 689 sq. m. to 752.5 sq. m. The total number of proposed underground parking stalls would be decreased from 313 to 271 in exchange for measures that would reduce reliance on private vehicles.


From June 17 to June 30, 2022, copies of the proposed bylaws and related material are available for inspection at Legislative Services, New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, and online at:


This bylaw was given first and second readings on June 13, 2022. Council will consider third reading of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8348, 2022 for 616 and 640 Sixth Street at its City Council meeting on June 30, 2022. The meeting will be open to public attendance and broadcast live on the City’s website. It can be viewed by going to and clicking on the Council meeting in the meeting calendar.


Jacque Killawee, City Clerk