November 29, 2023


Housing: B.C. government digitizing building permit process

Province also launching new "digital advisory council" with industry representatives and local governments including Kelowna, which has already been pioneering its own digital building permit system.

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The B.C. government is digitizing the building permitting process, moving away from paper-based applications in an effort to speed up housing production.

Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon announced Tuesday that the provincial government is developing what it calls a “digital building permit tool,” in partnership with 15 local governments and a First Nations government. The digital system, which is expected to begin testing in March, will help “speed up the delivery of new homes,” Kahlon said in a statement.

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Besides speeding up the filing of building permit requests, the internet-based tool is to be designed to assess files to ensure plans meet the B.C. Building Code, the statement said.

Many jurisdictions in B.C. still rely on “a paper-based application process for new housing developments that leads to delays and slow approval times,” said the B.C. Housing Ministry’s statement.

“Once completed, the new digital building permit tool will make it faster and simpler for builders and developers to digitally submit building permits for new housing and for local governments to receive and process the application.”

The province has also created a digital advisory council to advise government on how B.C. can become a North American leader in digital permitting and construction, the statement said. The council will include representatives from local governments ands the construction, tech, architecture and engineering sectors.

Anne McMullin, president and CEO of the Urban Development Institute, said her real estate development industry association is on the council and is committed to working with the government on innovative solutions like this.

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“Digitizing the B.C. Building Code and building permit processing will help builders more
efficiently obtain approvals to deliver the homes and job spaces British Columbians need,” McMullin said in the statement.

The City of Kelowna, which has been pioneering its own digital permit system over the past year, is also participating in both the development of the province-wide tool and the new council. Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas was quoted in Tuesday’s statement saying his city is “eager to share our learnings as well as learn what else can be done by working collaboratively across governments.”

The following are involved in the effort: The  Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Saanich, Burnaby, Campbell River, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Langley, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, North Vancouver City, Surrey, Terrace, Victoria, Vancouver, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Qualicum Beach.

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“You’re going to see the planet alter and start out [creating NFTs] out of all types of belongings like vehicles and jewelry, but right now, there’s a big thrust in direction of serious estate,” Liberto points out.


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VA Caribbean Healthcare Process Construction Updates | VA Caribbean Wellness Care

The VA Caribbean Healthcare Program is consistently strengthening obtain to Veterans by investing in infrastructure, updates to existing amenities and attaining new sites that enhance the quality of treatment furnished to our Nation's Heroes in the Caribbean.

Task: New Ponce Outpatient Clinic

Description: This 107,388 internet usable sq. toes clinic will switch the latest Ponce Outpatient Clinic found in "Paseo Del Veterano" Highway, Ponce, PR. The new clinic will be situated at PR14, Km 3.6, Ponce, PR 00716 (up coming to San Lucas Clinic). Solutions to be furnished include Most important Treatment, Urology, Mental Health and fitness, Laboratory Solutions, Actual physical Medication and Rehabilitation Services, Occupational Treatment, Actual physical Therapy, Radiology, Optometry, Sonography, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Minor Surgical procedure, Ear Nose and Throat, Prosthetics, and Audiology, Property Primarily based Principal Treatment will be readily available through the clinic.

Monetary/Funds details: Full tenant enhancements prices up to day –$13,938,047. The proposed annual rent is $6,975,892. Whole 20-calendar year expense will be $139,517,850.

Project Status:
Lease contract was awarded on September 28, 2018
Floor breaking Ceremony held on August 23,2019.
Layout concluded and accepted by VA June 17, 2019.
Development things to do resumed May 18, 2020 (just after COVID-19 delays).
Development Completion at 76.5%.
Believed Building completion date FY22, Q3.
Approximated Activation completion day FY22, Q4.

Venture: VA Heroes Domiciliary

Description: The proposed Lease will have 52,000 net usable square ft and will involve two  applications:

Household cure Software (Domiciliary) - This program is composed of 40  residential beds. The application is built to function as a Very long-phrase residential rehabilitation software for veterans in purchase to advertise the improvement of new  skills and attitudes desired to live independently in the group. Psychosocial

Restoration Software (PRRC) - This plan provides group dependent, recovery oriented, talent developing interventions and supports for Veteran’s  with major and persistent mental ailment and/or substance abuse.

Economical/Price range facts: Build-out costs at this time at $8,666,661 | Complete-assistance rent: $4,443,577 per year.

Venture Standing:

  • Lease contract awarded September 30, 2019.
  • Design Documents completed FY20, Q4.
  • Estimated Lease Acceptance – FY22, Q3
  • Approximated Activation Completion -  three months after Lease Acceptance
  • At the moment, OGPe allow for the undertaking issued 06/24/2021 the Contractor’s mobilization started off 07/12/2021.  
  • A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on 10/16/2021.
  • Building completion at 25%. 

Job: Obtain Land for the San Juan Fisher House

Description: Job No. 672-304 Insignificant Undertaking: Receive Land for the San Juan Fisher Household: This to obtain land near the San Juan VA Health care Center that will be later on produced for a Fisher Residence. Fisher Property will serve as a residence absent from residence for veterans and their people, delivering lodging to veterans acquiring outpatient professional medical treatment and to family associates of hospitalized veterans.

Economic/Funds info: $6,356,000.00

Project Standing: Estimated Completion Date: FY 2024, Q1

Phase 1:  Land acquisition done 3/25/21.

Period 2: Fisher House building (timeline to be identified). Fisher Home Foundation completes construction and developing is turned in excess of to VA.

Within just next 30 times: Solicitation assigned to contracting.

Within just subsequent 60 times: Procurement analysis.

Inside subsequent 90 times: Web page prep D/B award FY22 Q4.