There are three parcels that were created and approved by the City of Vancouver. They are now legally registered. These air parcels have been created to allow for the financing, development, and construction of the residential condo tower as well as allowing for separate titles to the rental building and to the remaining lands which encompass the church facilities. Titles to the latter two parcels will remain with the church.
Starting January 1st, 2019, the lower and upper parking lots will no longer be accessible. In order to support individuals with limited mobility, we have secured the approval of the city to create a pick-up/drop-off zone adjacent to the ramp on Nelson Street. We are also organizing a team of volunteers to provide transportation to and from Nelson Square. If you are interested in serving, please email Soniya at [email protected] by Jan 7th.
In addition, when it comes to our weekday events, we have secured the necessary parking spaces at Scotiabank Theatre and Nelson Square for our volunteers and attendees.
The Development Permit and Building Permit were approved by the City of Vancouver. It is expected that the Demolition Permit will be approved soon.
Demolition and Excavation
Our 1023 and 1021 Nelson Street units were demolished three weeks ago. Our 1025 Nelson Street unit (“Hobbit House”) will come down as soon as the environmental clearance is secured. Due to the abatement process, the demolition of Rivendell has been delayed until mid-January. Despite the demolition delays, excavation will proceed as scheduled.
In order to complete a major electrical work, the church building will be closed on January 7th as it will be without power. Our staff will work offsite on that day.
It is anticipated that we will regain access to the newly reconfigured Shelter offices, Youth room (formerly used by the Choir), and Preteens room starting January 1st. We are grateful for all of the parents who opened up their places for some of our youth and preteens events.
The next major step is the installation of an exterior staircase. The installation is set to be completed by mid-January. Please do note that we will continue to use the new red door as one of our main entry points for the remainder of our time in this building.