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Stop the Rezoning of Casa Mia

Stop the Rezoning of Casa Mia

Stop the Rezoning of Casa Mia
May 09
22:49 2013

4396961.bin_Stop the Rezoning of Casa Mia

1920 Southwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The City of Vancouver is reviewing an application to rezone the Casa Mia property to allow a large community care facility to be built there. The application is to rezone 1920 Southwest Marine Drive – Casa Mia from RS-1 (single family residential) to CD-1 (comprehensive development). This would lead to a large-scale, multi-level development and could be precedent-setting for the community. We have limited time to give our feedback about the significant implications of this proposal.  If you have not already emailed the City of Vancouver with your comments on the proposal we strongly encourage you to do so. You can do that right from


Model of the proposed care facility at Casa Mia


The rezoning application for 1920 Southwest Marine Drive proposes a partial demolition of Casa Mia and a substantial addition in the front and side yards of the property.  To view all the proposed drawings & images click here.  The Urban Design Panel, which is comprised of professionals such as architects, engineers and landscape architects who provide advice to the Planning Department about development proposals of public interest, met on May 8, 2013 to review the rezoning application and the result was an almost unanimous vote of non-support.  The UDP does not make policy decisions.  However, its views and comments are taken into account by City staff during the application review process.


The mansion was built in 1932 for George Reifel, the businessman who opened the Commodore Ballroom, and most recently sold in 2011 for around $10 million.  Currently Casa Mia offers 20,000 square feet on 1.5 acres with meticulously maintained gardens.  To show your support & to email The City of Vancouver visit



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