City full of highrise fans

Editor:

Re: Divisions within our community, Aug. 9 letters.

I can not let P. van den Bosch’s comments about the twin Bosa towers go unchallenged.

Editor:

Re: Divisions within our community, Aug. 9 letters.

I can not let P. van den Bosch’s comments about the twin Bosa towers go unchallenged.

Many, many people in White Rock think the Bosa towers are a lovely example of contemporary architecture and add a much-needed modern element to our town.

Many of us actually know we need thoughtful and careful development, including modern highrises that are confined to the small hilltop area laid out in the OCP.

Many people in White Rock think that the tired and rundown downtown core is in need of a major facelift. Considering our tax rates, you would think we could muster some interest in developers to White Rock. The fact is, we can’t.

Developers are leery of the few individuals in our town that think they speak for everyone. They don’t.

The loud but tiny minority of people in White Rock that follow the no-highrises-allowed mentality have this weird notion that White Rock can survive with no development.

The myriad of run-down buildings and oodles of tired secondhand stores are a testament to this CPR – citizens for partial ruin – attitude.

Jacqueline Twa, White Rock

 

 

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