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Many concerns with square

Many concerns with square

Editor:

I am concerned about the plans for the so-called “Spirit Square” and the lack of public washrooms at the White Rock Beach.

First of all, it now comes to light that this development was planned more than a year ago.

Why then, was it not put to the citizens of White Rock at that time? It would have given the people a better chance to study the issue.

Then there is the issue of lack of washrooms at West Beach.

To use part of the nearby museum for new washrooms, as suggest in a consultant’s report to the city, is ludicrous.

The museum is overcrowded as it is and staff and volunteers work under less than average conditions.

The museum doesn’t even have ventilation, and it gets very hot and sticky during the summer. I know, I am a volunteer at the Museum Gift Shop.

I can just imagine what public washrooms would do to the air quality in the offices the museum.

Coun. Matt Todd implies it would bring a flow of people to the museum.

I challenge that thought.

Why not include plans for new washrooms at the to-be-built plaza? It seems sewer and water works are right there, underneath the project.

When will the public finally see any of the designs?

And, finally, please do not consider calling the project a “piazza.”

We are not, after all, the Italian Riviera.

Gerda Barwieck, Surrey

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