Planning and Development 2017

Course Date: November 23, 2017

Total: 5h 28min

Welcome and Introduction 

Sticks and Carrots of Development

  • tools available to local governments in encouraging or discouraging developments
  • unique tools to foster desirable developments such as:
    • permissive tax exemptions
    • partnering agreements
    • excess and extended services
    • local area services
    • development permit areas
    • density bonuses
    • development cost charges
    • expropriation

Sandra Carter — Valkyrie Law Group LLP, North Vancouver


Land Sale, Purchase and Exchange In Municipal Context 

  • authority to sell and purchase land
  • disposing of parks and roads
  • property tax and property transfer tax considerations
  • other practical suggestions for negotiating and completing municipal land transactions

Olga Rivkin — Lidstone & Company, Vancouver

Local Governments and Sea Level Rise 

  • impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities
  • powers of local government to respond
  • potential liability for not responding

Kathleen T. Higgins — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver


Practice Management and Ethics Issues In Planning and Development Process 

  • scope of the retainer — lawyer's role vs. owner/applicant's role
  • acting for local government
  • communicating with local government staff
  • giving undertakings to local governments
  • execution and registration of land title documents

Peter D. Johnson — Stewart McDannold Stuart, Victoria

Judicial Review and Enforcement In Planning Context 

  • development permits
  • development variance permits
  • board of variances
  • approving officers
  • zoning bylaws

Alyssa D. Bradley — Young Anderson, Vancouver



Phased Developments: Managing Growth and Securing Amenities 

  • planning considerations for long-term phased developments
  • pros and cons of using Phased Development Agreements v. Section 219 Covenants for phased developments
  • statutory prerequisites and agreement drafting considerations
  • legal issues and policy considerations

Pamela J. Jefcoat — Civic Legal LLP, Vancouver

Managing Ephemeral Land Uses 

  • special nature of ephemeral land uses; examples:
    • temporary uses
    • accessory uses
    • occasional uses and special events
    • seasonal uses
    • mobile uses
    • flex uses
    • ephemeral signage
    • uses of public spaces
  • land use management approaches for ephemeral uses

William A. Buholzer — Young Anderson, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments