From complex mixed-use developments to single family residences, Bonnie relies on her unique background in architecture, urban planning, economics and the law to provide strategic advice to clients looking to successfully navigate the land development process.
Bonnie J. Anderson relies on her unique background in architecture, urban planning, economics and the law to provide strategic advice to clients looking to successfully navigate the development process. Understanding the land development process, and motivation of stakeholders, is the key to success. From complex mixed-use developments to single family residences, she provides advice on a full range of municipal matters:
- Development permit applications and appeals
- Subdivision (condominium, strata) applications and appeals
- Land use zoning (redesignation) applications and public hearings
- Negotiating development agreements (servicing, oversizing, endeavours to assist, land dedication requirements, reserves, roads, levy obligations)
- Negotiating conditions of approval and associated agreements, such as ECR agreements (easements, covenants and restrictions for strata subdivisions), easement and right-of-way agreements (access, parking, waste, recycling, utilities, drainage, storm water, services), restrictive covenants (use, no-build, architectural controls), deferred reserve or servicing, land exchange, heritage transfer
- Interpreting and amending municipal legislation and planning instruments – Municipal Government Act and development regulations; land use bylaws; direct control (DC) bylaws; municipal development plans (MDP); area structure or redevelopment plans (ARP/ASP); inter-municipal development plans (IDP); other municipal bylaws, resolutions, guidelines and policies
- Working with key members of the development team – Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Developers and other experts
- Liaising with municipal administration, councilors, board members, provincial regulators, adjacent landowners and other relevant stakeholders
- Defending the enforcement of planning rules and regulations
- Challenging municipal decisions – judicial review applications and appeals
- Registering documents and subdivision plans; conducting historical research; processing applications (e.g., land accretion) at the Land Titles Office
She has appeared before Municipal Councils, Municipal Planning Commissions, Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDAB), Municipal Government Board (MGB), Environmental Appeal Board (EAB), Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal.