733 Thirteenth Street

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Project Update, November 2021: At its November 1, 2021 meeting, New Westminster City Council adopted a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 733 Thirteenth Street. Click here to view the Council meeting recording and access the report.



What's being proposed?

A rezoning application has been received in order to allow conversion of the existing single detached house at 733 Thirteenth Street for use as a licensed group child care facility with up to 37 spaces.

The child care facility is proposed to include:

  • 12 infant/toddler spaces (for children less than 36 months in age); and,
  • up to 25 three to five spaces (for children 30 months in age to school age).

The applicant, Precious Early Years, is proposing to relocate its existing child care operations from leased properties at 1209 Hamilton Street and 1210 Kingston Street to the new location they own at 733 Thirteenth Street. Relocating from the leased properties to a property owned by the Precious Early Years will provide more stability for this business and the families that rely on the child care spaces.

How can I engage?

There are typically multiple opportunities for the public to provide feedback through the application review process, including applicant-led consultation, review by City committees and City-led engagement. The review process is iterative and revisions are considered, based on engagement feedback, throughout the process.

City-led engagement was open from March 22 - April 5, 2021. People had the opportunity to provide their feedback through email, mail, and a survey.


Project Update, November 2021: At its November 1, 2021 meeting, New Westminster City Council adopted a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 733 Thirteenth Street. Click here to view the Council meeting recording and access the report.



What's being proposed?

A rezoning application has been received in order to allow conversion of the existing single detached house at 733 Thirteenth Street for use as a licensed group child care facility with up to 37 spaces.

The child care facility is proposed to include:

  • 12 infant/toddler spaces (for children less than 36 months in age); and,
  • up to 25 three to five spaces (for children 30 months in age to school age).

The applicant, Precious Early Years, is proposing to relocate its existing child care operations from leased properties at 1209 Hamilton Street and 1210 Kingston Street to the new location they own at 733 Thirteenth Street. Relocating from the leased properties to a property owned by the Precious Early Years will provide more stability for this business and the families that rely on the child care spaces.

How can I engage?

There are typically multiple opportunities for the public to provide feedback through the application review process, including applicant-led consultation, review by City committees and City-led engagement. The review process is iterative and revisions are considered, based on engagement feedback, throughout the process.

City-led engagement was open from March 22 - April 5, 2021. People had the opportunity to provide their feedback through email, mail, and a survey.

  • City-led Engagement Findings

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    The City-led engagement process took place from March 22 - April 5, 2021. Options for comment were provided through email, mail, and a survey. The feedback received has been reviewed by staff and will be considered by the applicant. No personal information provided in the feedback was publicly released. Staff will present the results of the City-led engagement to Council with a recommendation regarding whether or not to waive the Public Hearing requirement

    What we Heard

    During the City-led engagement, we received 6 survey responses. Of the total responses received, 4 were in support and 2 were not in support. There were two primary concerns raised. The first was the noise that would be generated from the proposed group child care facility. The second issue raised relate to the increased traffic volumes in the area and use of adjacent on-street parking spaces for drop-offs and pick-up.

    Who we Heard From

    As the number or responses was fewer than 10, demographic data is not being provided in consideration of confidentiality and privacy.


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