1st milestone: Is our idea feasible? YES!
We are creating a new concept in community living. We achieved our first milestone by confirming that our model is doable. Would the city support our concept?
Meeting with city councillors
• the stages of approval for new housing projects
• where re-zoning would be impossible (any industrial),
• what specific criteria the city is looking for in the approval process
• the ideal time to approach a developer (as soon as possible after the initial application).
We also discussed trade-offs that would make OUV financially feasible such as fewer parking stalls, early commitment from villagers (essentially pre-pre-sales) and a limited number of floor plans.
The planner did not see any significant roadblocks. As he said, "This is an interesting concept - sort of a 'buyers club' for condos that I think a developer might like."