Coquitlam, Jefferson Court: A Michael Audain / Polygon leaky rotten condo development

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Coquitlam, The Jefferson: A Michael Audain / Polygon leaky rotten condo development

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The Jefferson (Coquitlam): Marketing campaign for Polygon

 

NextPhase Strategy
NextPhase Strategy helps first-time
buyers realize the dream of home
ownership at Polygon’s The Jefferson

 

Challenge
Before there was even a hole in the ground, we had to assist in creating sales traffic for first-time buyers for a two phase, multi-unit condominium development in Coquitlam.
Solution

We positioned the development as a place where a purchaser could "Realize Your Dream" and find their first home to purchase.

To hide the hole in the ground, NextPhase Strategy produced eye-catching hoarding of silhouettes of people strolling along the entire length of the building site. We also made sure that all items in the marketing program had an exciting feeling that exuded a youthful flair. The marketing centre consisted of a single-wide trailer with a reception area, simple wall graphics, a model room and a closing room.

For the grand opening of the marketing centre, we ran ads in key Real Estate Weeklies, the Vancouver Sun New Homes Section, the Real Estate Channel and local weekly newspapers.

Project marketing manager Ray Leeden was pleased with the traffic that resulted. The project was sold out a few months ahead of schedule.
 


The Jefferson - Marketing Centre


The Jefferson - Construction Board



The Jefferson - Brochure

       
 

The Jefferson (Coquitlam): Court declares effect of the judgment is to render the action a nullity

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Citation:

The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 888  v. The City of Coquitlam et al

 

2003 BCSC 1311

Date: 20030825

Docket: S015129

Registry: Vancouver

Between:

The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 888

Plaintiff

And

The City of Coquitlam, Winchester Investments Ltd., Polygon Town Centre Development
Limited, Polygon Construction Ltd., Graham F. Crockart, Graham F. Crockart Architect Inc.,

Dec Design Mechanical Consultants Ltd., W.T. Vaughan, Thomas Leung Structural Engineering Inc., Thomas Leung, Inter-provincial Inspectors (1982) Ltd., East & West Alum Craft Ltd., W.L.S. Forming & Framing Ltd., Centra Siding Ltd., Metro Roofing & sheet Metal Ltd.,
Peter Ross Limited, L & S Stucco Ltd., Almetco Building Products Ltd., 481516 B.C. Ltd.,
Dueck Cobblestones Ltd., Systems I Mechanical Limited, Team Glass Co. Ltd., Alliance Sheet Metal Works Ltd., and H. Van Leeuwan Landscaping Ltd.

Defendants and Third Parties

And

Matthew Mok

Third Party

 

 

 

Before: The Honourable Mr. Justice Cohen

Addendum to Reasons for Judgment

Counsel for the plaintiff

A. De Jong

M.S. Oulton

 

Counsel for the Defendants Winchester Investments Ltd., Polygon Town Centre Development Limited and Polygon Construction Ltd.

R. Basham, Q.C.

Date and Place of Hearing:

January 27 – 29, 2003

 

Vancouver, B.C.

 

[1]            In my Reasons for Judgment dated June 17, 2003 I postponed the granting of an order to strike the plaintiff’s action pending receipt of further submissions on the plaintiff’s leave application, pursuant to Rule 15(5), to substitute an owner (or owners) as a plaintiff in the action.

[2]            By letter dated July 24, 2003, Mr. W.S. Berardino, Q.C., wrote to the court, as follows:

Counsel have now reached the following agreement which is subject to consideration by your Lordship.  The agreement is as follows:

(a)   The plaintiff will not make submissions at this time as to the substitution of individual owners as parties to this proceeding;

(b)   The plaintiff will be at liberty to make submissions with respect to the effect of Rule 19(6) on the submissions made by the Polygon group of defendants on appeal;

(c)   This procedure will not prejudice what rights any of the parties may have with respect to all other issues; and

(d)   Any pronouncement that you should make with respect to the effect of your judgment is without prejudice to all of the parties to make submissions with respect to costs.

Counsel suggest that your Lordship draft an addendum to the judgment which confirms that the judgment now has full force and effect in light of the above and that the effect of the judgment is to render the action a nullity as against all of the defendants.

[3]            By further correspondence dated August 6, 2003, Mr. Berardino wrote:

All counsel of record have confirmed that they are in complete agreement with the suggested procedure outlined in our letter of July 24, 2003, including Ms. Basham and Mr. De Jong.

[4]            Accordingly, by this Addendum to my Reasons for Judgment, I confirm that, in light of the agreement reached between all counsel of record, the judgment now has full force and effect and that the effect of the judgment is to render the action a nullity as against all of the defendants.

“B.I. Cohen, J.”
The Honourable Mr. Justice B.I. Cohen

The Jefferson (Coquitlam): Court declares case against Polygon a nullity; leaky condo owners will try again

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Citation:

The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 888 v. The City of Coquitlam et al,

 

2003 BCSC 941

Date: 20030617

Docket: S015129

Registry: Vancouver

Between:

The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 888

Plaintiff

And

The City of Coquitlam, Winchester Investments Ltd., Polygon Town Centre Development Limited, Polygon Construction Ltd., Graham F. Crockart, Graham F. Crockart Architect Inc., Dec Design Mechanical Consultants Ltd., W.T. Vaughan, Thomas Leung Structural Engineering Inc., Thomas Leung, Inter-provincial Inspectors (1982) Ltd., East & West Alum Craft Ltd., W.L.S. Forming & Framing Ltd., Centra Siding Ltd., Metro Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd., Peter Ross Limited, L & S Stucco Ltd., Almetco Building Products Ltd., 481516 B.C. Ltd., Dueck Cobblestones Ltd., Systems I Mechanical Limited, Team Glass Co. Ltd., Alliance Sheet Metal Works Ltd., and H. Van Leeuwan Landscaping Ltd.

Defendants and Third Parties

And

Matthew Mok

Third Party

Before: The Honourable Mr. Justice Cohen

(In Chambers)

Reasons for Judgment

Counsel for the Plaintiff

A. De Jong

M.S. Oulton

Counsel for the Defendants Winchester Investments Ltd., Polygon Town Centre Development Limited and Polygon Construction Ltd.

R. Basham, Q.C.

Date and Place of Hearing:

January 27 – 29, 2003

 

Vancouver, B.C.

I     THE APPLICATION

[1]            The Jefferson condominium and townhouse development in Coquitlam, was constructed between July 1992, and August 1993.  Remedial repairs have been ongoing to the development since February 2001. 

[2]            The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 888, the plaintiff, seeks to recoup the costs incurred investigating and fixing water ingress problems.  To that end, the plaintiff commenced this action on October 10, 2000, alleging, inter alia, negligence against the defendants Winchester Investments Ltd., Polygon Town Centre Development Limited and Polygon Construction Ltd. (the “Polygon Defendants”).

[3]            On September 6, 2001, the plaintiff passed the following special resolution:

Be it resolved that the Strata Corporation LMS 888 be authorized to proceed with legal action and use funds from the building envelope repair up to $100,000 to bring material and information to a decision ready status for possible litigation.

[4]            On January 8, 2003, the plaintiff passed a second special resolution:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to section 171 and/or 172 of the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43…that the Strata Corporation is hereby duly authorized, as a representative of all owners and/or on behalf of each individual owner…to continue with the Action and to proceed to mediation or engage in other settlement negotiations or proceedings in connection with the Action or, if necessary, to commence and maintain any other action against any responsible parties for damages and costs related to the investigation and repair of building envelope and other design and construction related deficiencies in the Strata Corporation’s buildings;…

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