Do you find hierarchical government organizations overwhelming to navigate?
The truth is that when clients phone us, their nervous systems are jacked up, they’re frustrated and feel paralyzed by not knowing what to do next.
For project leaders, every month that a project is under review with government, the viability of the project is threatened by escalation in construction costs. No matter the type of development or infrastructure, timeline is the major determinant of whether the project may go ahead.
Our knowledge of land use regulations is valued equally by our clients as well as government staff.
Government staff truly appreciate having us involved. When Channel works on a project, the project team makes great use of very limited government staff resources. We give the government review team the support they need to work effectively and efficiently on the review.
We do the background work, so government staff don’t need to do it.
That is why Channel’s LAND USE REPORT is valuable to clients and government staff alike.
The LAND USE REPORT is the first step for Channel to help investment committees, capital committees and non-profit Boards to understand approvals requirements, timelines, and costs.
Developers, REITS, government organizations, and non-profits have shared the following reasons why they have engaged Channel to do a third-party LAND USE REPORT:
- They want the TRUTH about what we can do with our land. They do not want surprises.
- They want facts vs anecdotes. The report provides over 150 data points that assures decision-makers what they can do with their land.
- The report reviews municipal OCP, zoning, DPs, servicing, fees, as well as senior government land use approvals (e.g., MOTI, FLNRORD, DFO, ALC, etc.). It provides an assessment of risk and outlines next steps to mitigate those risks.
- They don’t need to wait for pre-app feedback from government. Channel’s report is completed within 30 days.
Value for Money
- They prefer having critical background information before investing in architecture, QEP, civil, legal, etc.
- The fee is minimal, considering how the report helps manage risk.
- The deliverable is a polished and diligent land use assessment, signed by a professional planner.
The next municipal election is on October 15, 2022. After June 2022, most development decisions will need to wait until 2023.