is one year "fast-tracking" or "moving quickly"?
Metchosin adopts bylaw to limit subdivision of Boys & Girls Club property
Club representative says bylaw will fast-track development of the land
Wayne Jensen, a director and treasurer for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria Foundation, warned the decision to pass the bylaw will devalue the land, and force the organization to seek a developer and begin tree clearing and road construction within the next year.
“I want the public and members of this council to be very clear on what this vote entails. If you say yes to this bylaw amendment tonight, you will be fast tracking the development of subdivision on the land,” Jensen said.
Subdivision of Metchosin land can proceed — if Boys and Girls Club moves quickly
Metchosin council has unanimously passed a bylaw blocking future subdivision applications on a 39.5-acre site owned by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria.
The new rule does not, however, affect a recent application to create seven 4.9-acre lots on the property — allowed under the previous rural zoning — provided the subdivision plan is finalized within 12 months.
'Bullied by our municipal leaders': Debate over Boys and Girls Club in Metchosin heats up
“Within just 19 days, Metchosin targeted our property, held a surprise meeting without notification, and proceeded to pass a new bylaw aimed at devaluing our land,” said Boys and Girls Club treasurer Wayne Jensen in a statement.
“We have been members of this community for more than 35 years so it is hard not to feel anything but bullied by our municipal leaders.”
The club says it has been "forced" to submit an application to subdivide the 40-acre parcel of land into up to seven lots, up from its original application of two, to maintain the land's value under the municipality's new land amendment.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 March 2021 - 04:04 PM.