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Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Next Door to Marine Salvage Yard

The old log sort is now a Marine Salvage Yard. This property is right next to Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties. Then UBID Trustee stated Regional District turning Union Bay into a Third World Country!

Contaminated coal hill on one side and a marine salvage yard on the other – real selling points!

This video by a Union Bay landowner gives a bird’s eye view of the operation from Dec. 2020. Towards the end of the video at the 1:35 mark, the land further down on the left/south is KIP’s development.

Here’s some pics from 2015 when the log sort was for sale.

Some pictures of the salvage yard on Paul’s blog and an article about a sinking boat being hauled to Union Bay https://newdaysinunionbay.ca/2020/11/13/union-bay-salvage-company-colmor-marine-groups-salvage-yard-in-union-bay-will-dismantle-deep-bay-salvage-boat/ https://newdaysinunionbay.ca/2020/11/13/union-bay-has-a-new-enterprise-2/

Original article. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/sinking-boat-off-vancouver-island-to-be-towed-ashore-1.5185035

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Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Just About Due for Another Batch of Empty Promises

The above cartoon is from The Record’s Under the Glacier, July 31, 2009.

Here’s another response to the question of Union Bay Estates and their building permit another person asked. Same old, same old. So who can ole slick whine to about being stalled this time?

Ole slick and timelines – June 12, 2015 McMahon stated:

Because we’re dealing with government timelines don’t matter.”

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My Apologies, I Screwed Up – Correction to Union Bay Estates aka Kensington Island Properties Building Permit

Sorry, I screwed up with this post: https://allthingsunionbay.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/union-bay-estates-aka-kensington-island-properties-previous-building-permit-cancelled-work-not-started/

There are 2 building permits and one was cancelled.

I contacted Jodi MacLean who provided clarification. #11527 is an active application, subject to the same conditions – pay the Building Permit fee and transfer park areas before a Building Permit can be issued.

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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.