Sunalta-Scarboro Halfway House Development Appeal
In 2007, the John Howard Society halfway house in Victoria (Stampede) Park had to move, due to Stampede expansion. They were challenged in finding a suitable site. Unfortunately, the Society felt it necessary to build an oversized facility in the Sunalta community. We were retained by the joint communities of Sunalta / Scarboro to fight the City's approval of this well intentioned but poorly sited facility. This lead to one of the City's longest development appeal board public hearings - with the hearing occurring over multiple days. The result was a victory for the community - overturning the City administration's recommendations and Planning Commission's endorsement.
Christopher Davis successfully co-ordinated and guided the two communities and their strong volunteer team during the months leading to the positive appeal board outcome.