Consider value over height

Editor:

Re: Residents target towers, Oct. 17.

Editor:

Re: Residents target towers, Oct. 17.

Perhaps the Semiahmoo Residents Association needs to accept the fact that South Surrey is no longer a single-family quiet residential area.

Whether we like it or not, development is proceeding rapidly all around us.

To quote columnist Frank Bucholtz in last Thursday’s Peace Arch News, “an innovative project…” is being proposed for the corner of 19 Avenue and 152 Street.

We are going to have development, and this appears to be quality and community oriented. We need to look at this project from its potential contribution as an asset to the community, and not say no just because it includes two highrises.

The anti-highrise fight is already lost along the south 152 Street/Johnston Road corridor.

Let’s encourage our mayors’ and councils’ continued support for appropriate development in the South Surrey/White Rock core.

Eric H. O’Dell, Surrey