1300 Block Timeline Questions and Answers
31. When does the District officially sell the land?
There are two agreements for the east and west parcels of land. The sale of the west parcel of land would close and ownership would transfer to Grosvenor upon rezoning. Sale of the east parcel would close the earlier of 15 months from rezoning or at the beginning of construction on a new post-disaster public safety building.
The proposed agreements contain protections for the District to ensure the District has no potential challenges to receiving full payment under the agreements, including:
- A parent guarantee from a Grosvenor parent company guaranteeing Grosvenor's obligations to ensure the District gets paid from the beginning to the end of the project, and;
- A Letter of Credit – to ensure the District will receive full payment from phase three to phase five of the payment schedule.
32. When would Grosvenor submit an application to redevelop the land?
Grosvenor would have six to nine months to submit an application to the District. Once staff reviewed the application staff would seek Council authorization to initiate a public consultation process. Following the public consultation process, which includes a variety of opportunities for public input, Council would decide on the merits of the application and whether or not to approve it. It is only after rezoning that the proposed agreements become unconditional and the ownership of the properties can change hands.
33. When do I get to provide comments on the development application?
Council must decide to execute the proposed agreements before a development application can come forward. If Council decides to execute the proposed agreements, Grosvenor will bring forward a development application, which includes rezoning, within six to nine months. Once staff review the application staff will seek Council authorization to initiate a public consultation process. The public consultation process would include formal and informal opportunities for public input. Opportunities may include open houses and/or workshops and would include a formal public hearing.
34. When would the public hearing for Grosvenor’s application take place?
Council must decide to execute the proposed agreements before an application can come forward. If Council decides to execute the proposed agreements, Grosvenor would bring forward an application for rezoning within six to nine months. Once the District reviews the application, staff will seek Council authorization to initiate a public consultation process. The public consultation would include a formal public hearing which is likely to take place as early spring 2013. To learn more about the public consultation process for a rezoning application please visit westvancouver.ca/1300block.
35. When would the District have to vacate the police station?
If Council approves Grosvenor’s rezoning application, the District would have four and a half years from rezoning, as defined in the proposed agreements, to vacate the police station.
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