For Immediate Release

Contact: Christie Point Advocates
Email: christiepointadvocates@gmail.com
Date: May 15th, 2017

Christie Point Advocates to Present Petition at View Royal Council Meeting

View Royal, BC — Christie Point Advocates, a working group calling for a responsible and inclusive redevelopment of Christie Point, will be presenting their petition results at the View Royal Town Council meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at 7 pm. They encourage View Royal residents, neighbours, and any other concerned parties to attend.

Christie Point is a 161-unit, 2-storey apartment rental complex located in View Royal, BC. Toronto-based owner, Realstar Management, submitted a rezoning application to the Town of View Royal last December. Realstar intends to redevelop the complex into 473 units, with buildings ranging from 4-6 storeys. Christie Point Advocates are concerned about tenant displacement, affordability of new rentals, and increased traffic to the area, amongst other issues.

The meeting includes a public participation period where people can express their support for the petition as well as any concerns regarding the redevelopment. A public hearing on Realstar’s rezoning application is expected as early as June, and so the clock is ticking. “Every council meeting leading up to – and including – the public hearing is critical from here on in,” says spokesperson Lisa Cole. “This is the time to make your opinions known, before any irrevocable decisions are made.” For more information on Christie Point Advocates, please visit www.christiepointadvocates.com.

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