Contact: Christie Point Advocates
Date: June 23rd, 2017
Public Hearing – Christie Point Advocates Calling for Full House!
View Royal, BC — Christie Point Advocates, a working group calling for a responsible and inclusive redevelopment of Christie Point, are calling for a full house at the Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm at the Songhees Wellness Centre. This is the public’s last opportunity to voice their concerns regarding Realstar’s redevelopment proposal. After the hearing, View Royal Council will vote on Realstar’s rezoning application, and no further input from the public will be accepted.
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 topics.
“A Council vote of three against two is needed to stop the rezoning,” says CPA spokesperson Lisa Cole. “If you’re not in favour of this redevelopment proposal, as it stands, now is the time to do something about it.” Christie Point Advocates are encouraging Christie Point residents, neighbours, and any other concerned parties to come out to the hearing. For more information on Christie Point Advocates, please visit www.christiepointadvocates.com.