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UPDATED: Revoke building permit for Stouffville condo project, staff tells council

Glengrove on the Park on council agenda Tuesday
June 15, 2015
By Sandra Bolan

The conditional building permit for a west-end Stouffville condominium building may be revoked.

Glengrove on the Park, a Rupert Avenue project, may be restored to an acceptable condition or another development could take over the project, according to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville staff report, in which revoking the conditional building permit is the recommended move.

Council will decide on the issue Tuesday. The council meeting begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

“We are trying to prevent that from happening. We have been doing a lot of negotiating with lenders and trades.

We are still hopeful (developer Anthony) Egi will come through for Glengrove. Much has been done but there is still more to do. We have not nor will we give up on this beautiful project. We hope to have good news this week,” Michael MacChesney, manager of the condo project told Stouffville Sun-Tribune via email this morning.

The initial site plan approval for a 154-unit seniors’ complex was originally issued Oct. 3, 2006.

As of today, only the foundation and cap for the belowground parking garage has been complete.

Occupancy was originally slated for 2010, but the former Parkview Home was not demolished until 2011.

As of this past April, 90 of the 154 units were sold, MacChesney said at the time.

The building’s owner still owes the municipality more than $5 million related to building permit fees, development charges, voluntary contribution agreement payments, cash-in-lieu of parkland charges and other miscellaneous charges, according to the staff report.

If council decides to restore the site, the work would be paid for with the security deposits the town already has, according to the report.