Yaletown penthouse owner Terry Hui and strata wrangle over 6,000 square foot space
Things are heating up at The Erickson, a Yaletown condo building, where the strata has been wrangling with the owner of the penthouse over how to comply with a City of Vancouver order and, ultimately, who gets the use of the space on the second floor.
Concord Pacific, which developed and constructed the building in 2010, last week filed an application to amend the development permit for the highrise, according to the city.
The city originally approved a 6,000 square foot space on the second floor of the building as one to be used by all owners and tenants in the building. But when Concord finished the building and filed the strata plan with the land title office, this area was shown as designated for the sole use of the penthouse owner, who is Terry Hui, president and CEO of Concord Pacific.
The city said Concord is now requesting the development permit be amended so the second-floor space is a private one for the exclusive use of the penthouse suite. But, at the same time, the strata of the 17-storey building has proceeded to change the locks to this area so staff can get in to clean and prepare it for public access.