CKE communities (NW Value Partners) Appeal
In 2007, the communities of Kelvin Grove, Chinook Park and Eagle Ridge (CKE Community Association) were startled to discover that the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. building recently constructed on Glenmore Trail and adjacent to the Kelvin Grove community, had been sold to a new commercial operator, NW Value Partnership. NW Value wished to more efficiently manage their site by adding a second building. This however, went against the tacit "understanding" that Federated had originally reached with the community - to build their first and only building as far as possible from the residential neighbourhood. By locating the building closer to Glenmore Trail, the site had actually been made more desirable to the new owner.
Chris Davis was retained by CKE to fight the approval of new second building. Acting in concert with the owners of some adjacent seniors' facilities, the appeal was successful - based on the limited vehicular access to the commercial strip adjacent to Glenmore Trail.
Based on recommendations from legal counsel (Chris Davis), the CKE communities worked with Ward 11 Councillor Brian Pincott to develop a community plan ("ARP") that created a more appropriate vision for the Glenmore strip mixed use area.