Development Application: 305 Main Street, Vancouver

Development Application: 305 Main Street, Vancouver

  • rezoning application
  • Vancouver
November 25, 2021


The intent of the proposal is to provide the Downtown Eastside/Oppenheimer community with a place of culture, connection and primarily, of home: 117 units of rental housing, 70 of which are dedicated to social housing. A diverse mix of units ranging from microstudios to four bedrooms, with 38% of the units being two bedrooms or larger (family units), supported by a variety of amenity spaces, to further encourage the formation of integrated, resilient and healthy community at varying scales.

MA+HG Architects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop the following on this site:

  • A 11-storey mixed-use building
  • Including a total of 117 residential units, consisting of 70 social housing units and 47 market rental units
  • Other uses proposed include commercial retail, educational office and cultural theatre space
  • A floor space ratio of 7.0
  • One level of underground parking accessed from Cordova St.

The applicants have submitted the following relaxations for the City’s consideration:

  • The proposal seeks a relaxation of the site frontage, from a maximum of 30.5 to 40.3, as per section 4.5.3 of the Downtown-Eastside/ Oppenheimer Official Development Plan (DEOD–ODP)(External link) - sub-area 1 Main and Hastings
  • The proposal seeks an increase in building height, from approximately 125’-128.3’, per section 4.6.1 of the DEOD-ODP(External link) - sub-area 1 Main and Hastings; and section 10.21A. of the Zoning and Development By-law

Yoyoe Lu

Founder and managing principal

Yoyoe is the founder and managing principal of Claridge. She was ranked one of Vancouver’s top real estate agents. Currently, Yoyoe is our strategic mind leading the team to success. Her affiliation with industry professionals put her ahead of our competitors. Yoyoe is also part of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, Canadian Homebuilders Association, Urban Land Institute and Urban Development Institute.

Ashley Osborn

Development Site and Investment Specialist

Ashely is our lead land and investment advisor. He has been consistently featured in the annual top 100 real estate deals of British Columbia ranking. With over $15 billion worth of domestic and international real estate investments under his belt, Ashley is one of the top agents in the province. His 20 years of real estate and financial experience make him a master in negotiation and acquisition.

Patricia Wong Chong

Investment and Leasing Specialist

Patricia is our investment and retail leasing advisor. Her experience in brokerage and market research analysis has helped her comprise over $550 million in commercial real estate transactions. Patricia is responsible, detail-oriented, and professional. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude have led her to surpass all her competitors.

Schumann Li

Land Assembly & Residential Specialist

Schumann is a top-producing realtor in the Lower Mainland with more than 30 years’ experience. Over the years, Schumann hasn’t just garnered awards, but the trust of countless customers. Her clients continually refer to her outstanding professionalism, work ethic and poise.

Wendy Kaip

Sales Associate

Whether it’s decoding city policies, strategizing relocation plans, home sellers looking for a trustworthy advisor to unlock their property’s maximum potential- Wendy is here to help every step along the way.

Prior to real estate, Wendy spent over a decade in the mining industry with her attention to detail, keen negotiation skills, extensive network and strong reputation for getting the deal done, bringing endless value to her current real estate clients.

Whether you are thinking about selling to a developer, or have more questions about commercial real estate, Wendy invites you to connect, to see how she can utilize her expertise and team to help create value and maximize your real estate goals.

Simon Chan

Managing Broker

Simon is the managing broker of Claridge Real Estate Advisors Inc. His expertise has helped our agents resolve many difficulties. Not only is Simon knowledgeable with real estate legislation, but he is also very detail orientated. With Simon on our team, our agents are confident to conduct businesses and will always get the support they need to ensure they’re not walking on dirty water.

Frank Zhou


As the analyst of the company, my key job is to help brokers to find marketable clients and locate feasible development sites by collecting and analyzing up-to-date market transaction data and conducting target market and property-level research. Meanwhile, I am also in charge of maintaining the company’s property database to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness and continuously upgrading the level of knowledge by staying up to date with hot topics, and market trends, and incorporating findings into everyday work. Before joining the company, I worked for CR Group as a real estate investment manager, focusing on capital raising, equity and debt financing, acquisition and renovation. I hold 2 master’s degrees, one in Housing Management and the other in Economics.