Condo king Harry Stinson has made an offer on a sprawling Mountain brow property -- but he isn't saying what he has in mind.
Unity On The Mountain has been operating as a Christian retreat centre for more than 20 years.
"It's an institutional property in a residential neighbourhood and institutional (zoning) will allow an awful lot of things one may or may not want in a residential neighbourhood," he said yesterday.
But city zoning examiner Victoria Brito said the institutional zoning prohibits construction of anything like a highrise condominium or office building.
That would require a rezoning application, which includes a public consultation process.
The property, nearly .73 hectares on Rosedene Avenue off Upper James Street, is publicly listed for $2.9 million, but Stinson wouldn't say what he offered.
Rev. Don Foster with Unity On The Mountain, an incorporated entity that owns the property, said there has been a number of offers but none the group is willing to entertain -- except Stinson's.