The City grants the temporary development permit requested by Concord Pacific for their False Creek Sales Centre.
Concord Pacific operates its sales centre on the northeast shore of False Creek – the site of the future Creekside Park according to the BC Place/Expo District zoning bylaw. The “temporary” permit for this centre expired May 16, 2014. This was the last of a series of back-to-back “temporary” permits granted first granted in 2005.
The FCRA has objected to the renewal of the permit, insisting that the land zoned as a park should be used exclusively as a park, as required by the zoning by-law and the Official Development Plan. Full details of the FCRA position are laid out in our May 22nd posting which includes the documents filed in the Supreme Court as part of the application for judicial review of the City’s previous decisions.
On August 11, the City finally made a decision, approving the sales centre for another three year period. However, this time, the development permit indicates that no further extensions will be granted.
The City has stipulated 2 additional conditions:
1. That there be no more marketing of properties located outside of Vancouver; and
2. That the commercial parking operation on the site be discontinues immediately. Any “special events” will be considered separately.
The full text of the City’s decision is included here:
letter to counsel & DP Aug 11,2014