The FCRA petition is amended to reflect the City’s decision to grant another temporary permit for Concord’s sales centre.
The FCRA petitioned the Supreme Court of British Columbia on May 22, 2014, asking that the Court rule on whether the Vancouver Charter enables the City to allow for commercial activities on land zoned for exclusive park and recreation use.
On August 11, 2014 the City granted another “temporary” permit to Concord Pacific. Given this action, we have amended our petition. We are no longer asking is the City has the power under the Charter that it claims. We are now asking that the Court quash the decision.
In its letter to Concord Pacific (dated July 24, 2014), the City forbids Concord to use Lot 9 for commercial parking. Concord is ignoring this prohibition. See our previous post with its photographic evidence of Concord’s non-compliance.
The letter indicates that Concord may rent its land for special events, as long as they are granted “Special Permits”. Our amended petition asks that the Court declare that any event so permitted is consistent with the zoning, i.e. park and recreation.
Our case will be hear by the Supreme Court on September 11, 2014. In the meantime, stay tuned – Concord has applied to be added to the case. The Court will hear this matter on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:45.
The amended petition is included in this posting. All previous documents filed are attached to earlier postings.Amended Aug 22nd