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Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Previous Building Permit Cancelled/Work Not Started

EDIT Feb. 8, 2021: some of the information regarding the Building Permits is wrong. I have updated here: https://allthingsunionbay.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/my-apologies-i-screwed-up-correction-to-union-bay-estates-aka-kensington-island-properties-building-permit/

NOTE: the quote from Daniel Arbour at the end of the Record article is incorrect. Arbour states: ” I have sent a request for two corrections to Mike.  I mentioned there was an application to the Province by UBE for a small sewage plant. not “provisions”. A second request for correction was that I said “commercial”, not “communal’. I am hoping Mike will correct those before they go to print. I also posted on Union Bay Bulletin Board with those corrections an hour ago to try and avoid confusion.

KIP must transfer dedicated Parks and Trails in order to proceed. Excerpt from revised MDA 2017

A quote from Union Bay Estates in the article at the end of this post. Trump’s Medical Plan in 2 weeks. 🙂

There is also the question of the Discovery Centre for the development. Union Bay Estates clarified it has nothing firm to report about permits at this point and it is waiting for paperwork to go through for start-up at the Discovery Centre.

Received a response from Jodi at the CVRD as to the present situation regarding KIP parks and trails and building permits. I was puzzled by the statement that: “So there is no specific deadline for its transfer but the CVRD cannot issue a building permit until it is done.” as I thought a permit had been issued in the summer of 2020. Turns out that building permit was cancelled – Work Not Started.

This screenshot is from iMap at the CVRD.

If things are not proceeding it’s because ole slick is slow to meet the conditions agreed to in the Dec. 2017 revision of the MDA.

Article in the Record: https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/sewer-grant-discovery-centre-could-be-on-way-at-union-bay-estates/

Sewer grant, Discovery Centre could be on way at Union Bay Estates

UBID board also looking at key issues for transition to the regional district

Work on the Union Bay Estates may be picking up in the not-too-distant future.

While there is nothing official yet, local officials are waiting on news about an infrastructure grant that would help to run sewer service south through Royston to the proposed residential development at Union Bay.

Last spring, Area A director Daniel Arbour posted on a Union Bay Facebook page that the Comox Valley Regional District, working with partners from UBE and K’omoks First Nation, wanted to secure sewer service for the area.

Recently, he told the Record he was hopeful they would be hearing soon whether a federal-provincial infrastructure grant is successful.

“Right now, we’re just waiting,” he said.

There is also the question of the Discovery Centre for the development. Union Bay Estates clarified it has nothing firm to report about permits at this point and it is waiting for paperwork to go through for start-up at the Discovery Centre.

RELATED STORY: Directors recommend approval of Union Bay Discovery Centre

However, at a Union Bay Improvement District strategic planning meeting on Jan. 26, trustee Ted Haraldson said building permits awarded to UBE should allow for work to begin soon, possibly March. He also alluded to the proposal to run the sewer south to Union Bay.

“I think that’s in the works,” he said during the Zoom meeting.

The UBID board was actually meeting to discuss issues surrounding the eventual incorporation of its three services into the CVRD following last fall’s governance referendum. The trustees’ main issues included plans for office and other space at the community’s new water treatment plant and updating the subdivision bylaw.

As far as the UBE project, there has been some developments in recent months, such as a renewed licence application for the marina at the site.

RELATED STORY: Commercial marina again proposed for Union Bay

The UBE website notes the first phase of development will include the marina, retail, dining and entertainment, hotels, office space and a mix of residential types. The Discovery Centre will serve as a sales location for the UBE development as well as a central hub for the other types of development on site.

“It’s the first building in what will be a small communal area,” Arbour said.

He added there are provisions to cover limited capacity sewage treatment plans for the first homes for the UBE site. In all, there are nine phases marked on plan maps for the 789-acre site.


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Another Promise by Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Goes Poof!

Quote from letter to the editor by Vice President of Kensington Island Properties, Brian McMahon, at the end of the post.

… we will not construct any housing or commercial development within the five CD zones without connection to a Waste Water Treatment (WWT) system.

So that was bullshit.

Trustee Haraldson was a tad late on the announcement of the Discovery Centre getting approval. This was sent out by KIP in April 2020. It’s KIP getting his flunkies to do his PR work regurgitating old items as new announcements giving the impression there is progress being made. It’s the same bullshit.

s://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/opinion/kensington-countering-rumour-mill/#disqus_thread

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Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Drops Gil Hanse Designed Golf Course from Development

Quote from this article: https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/union-bay-water-picture-less-murky-after-agreement-reached/

The centrepiece of KIP’s proposal is a Scottish Links-style, 18-hole destination golf course overlooking Georgia Strait, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse.

The two pages below are from the FOI response another landowner received for information on KIP’s sewage application to dump 1875 cubic metres of treated sewage into Washer/Hart Creek daily. Clearly, there is no golf course being built. So what’s the plan with all that land?

Posting this video again as it shows the areas cleared over the years supposedly for the golf course. You can also see the Argyle clearing KIP claimed to be phase I.

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Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Applies for Permits AFTER Commencing Work

This short clip is from July 2013. We flew over the area that is now cleared. Some of this area was logged years ago but not to the extent it is now. At one point you can see the areas cleared for the golf course that will never be built north of Washer Creek.

Forgot about these clips. Here’s another one from the same plane trip and shows the areas Kip has cleared over the years always making promises about what was coming in the very near future. It’s like Trump’s great Medical Plan coming in 2 weeks!

Just think of what this developer has gotten away with in the last 15 years. Seems to go ahead and only applies for permits after the fact ensuring they won’t be stopped. It’s only when residents start asking questions regarding the work done that any agencies get involved.

Same thing with the borrow pit. Never applied for a permit until an inspector checked out the borrow pit. This developer counts on not getting caught. Start paying attention and asking questions.

Same thing with clearing the land around the borrow pit. The landowner has been asking since Nov. 2020 about permits for this clearing around the borrow pit. As Jodi MacLean states:

We have been told by their engineering consultants that they have been retained to prepare the report addressing these land alterations. However, they have yet to submit the application and report.

NOTE: The pic below is not mine. I downloaded it from a public website.

Screenshot from my July 2013 plane trip video of the same area.

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Update on Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Properties Building Permit and Sewage System

KIP is prohibited from installing any septic systems with a field on any lands within the development.

“Subject to” has been an ongoing thing with this developer, so don’t get excited.

Landowners listening to the announcement by Trustee Haraldson got busy asking questions. Here’s the latest.

I’m waiting on an answer to an email I sent asking if the buildings and fencing by landowners on KIP’s property will be required to remove them. The image below was taken in 2013 and has only gotten worse. Obviously, I added the red font and approx. property lines. It should be noted the landowners on Tappin were told by KIP years ago they would received the property behind their homes for next to nothing. Some of them went ahead and encroached because they believed KIP – that was a mistake.

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UBID Trustee Makes Announcement on Behalf of Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties.

I posted about the building permits July 2, 2020. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2020/07/03/kensington-island-properties-aka-union-bay-estates-building-permit-for-discovery-centre/ What’s new?

At the Union Bay Improvement District Strategic Planning Session today, Trustee Haraldson stated he had an announcement and felt it had to be made. First, why is he blindsiding the Board? Second, what’s the big deal about UBE being “awarded” building permits that happened 6 months ago?

Carol Molstad asks Ted if that means they (UBE) have approval for their sewer system and Ted replies “on the Discovery Centre, that’s been given approval” and goes on to say another thing in the works is a sewage system coming down to Royston and Union Bay.

As of yesterday, Jan. 25, 2021, Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties sewage application was still in the “review and decision phase” according to the email I received from BC Ministry of Environment.

This is an excerpt of Haraldson making the announcement. Big shot.

This is the entire Strategic Planning Session today. Lots of information discussed at this meeting as Gary Nason, Janice Swanson, Chair Ian Munro, Trustee Susanna Kaljur, Trustee Eve Gaudreau, Trustee Ted Haraldson, Water Supt. Dan McGill, Fire Chief Ian Ham and landowner Carol Molstad who is on the Conversion Advisory Committee were all present and contributed.