UPDATE: JULY 2022
The District has completed the subdivision of three District-owned single-family residential lots (2517, 2523 and 2539 Rosebery Avenue) located south of Brissenden Park. As provided for in the BC Supreme Court decision, the District has also closed off the unused portion of road at 25th Street and Shamrock Place. That land will also be for park use and will enlarge the existing Brissenden Park.
The three residential lots have now been listed for sale with the zoning allowing for single-family homes consistent with the surrounding neighbourhood. An information package is available here to interested parties wishing to bid on any or all of the lots.
The sales proceeds from these lots will go directly to fund the District’s purchase of the last two of 32 waterfront properties at 1444 and 1448 Argyle Avenue. This will allow the District to complete the Waterfront Acquisition Plan which started in the late 1970s, and will increase public green space and allow the completion of the foreshore path from Ambleside Park to John Lawson Park.
The Brissendens’ contributions to the community will continue to be recognized by retaining the existing Brissenden Park, and additionally by naming the new green space at 1444 and 1448 Argyle Avenue, Brissenden Waterfront Park.
Rosebery Avenue Information Package
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
Following the B.C. Supreme Court decision in June 2020 to authorize variation of the legal trust regarding Brissenden Park, the District is proceeding with the steps set out in the judgment.
The District is currently preparing to subdivide the three proposed District-owned residential lots south of Brissenden Park. As provided for in the judgment, prior to selling any of the three residential lots, the District must first close the unused portion of the road at 25th Street and Shamrock Place, and add it to Brissenden Park as additional parkland.
The bylaw proposing to close the unopened road at 25th Street and Shamrock Place received first reading at the April 12, 2021, Council meeting (Proposed Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 5107, 2021 – “the Proposed Road Closure Bylaw”). The Proposed Road Closure Bylaw will be considered for a second and third reading at the October 4, 2021, Council meeting.
Persons who consider they are affected by the Proposed Road Closure Bylaw may make representations to Council at the October 4, 2021, Council meeting.
Notice of Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication