Originally Posted by fenwick16
I am sure that there is at least one councillor helping the NIMBYS. If this drags on too long then I wonder if Templeton Properties will just give up. Then the NIMBYS will get what they deserve a 33 story concrete slab in their backyard. Obviously it won't be torn down.
A legal question comes to mind; if a councillor purposely obstructs this from moving forwards and causes financial difficulties for Templeton Properties then can they take legal action against that councillor? Are there any lawyers out there who can answer this question?
they would have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt to even have a chance. Besides, there is always the UARB.
But that is why we have more then one councillor, so one doesn't have the absolute power to turn the vote negative. Often councillors opinions influence others which will cause a swing vote. But there is little one can do about this except for taking the decision to UARB.
But thats the risks a developer, and really any business owner takes. The developer in this case isn't losing money if it isn't approved. They simply can't increase the development density to spread the renovation costs over a greater area is all. If the developer choses to reclad and do finish upgrades to the building internally they could avoid bringing the building upto current codes. It is only substainial changes that brings new codes into play. The bulding would be grandfathered now.
Anyone who took on this project knew there was going to be a hard road ahead.